April 26 (Renewables Now) - General Electric (NYSE:GE) is looking to hire about 300 employees for its LM Wind Power blade manufacturing factory in Bergama, Turkey.
LM Wind opened the Bergama facility in July 2017, a few months after it became part of GE Renewable Energy’s business. The production base currently has 450 employees and in 2020 their number will exceed 700, LM Wind said on Thursday. It added that the expansion will enable it to meet growing global demand for wind power by exporting blades to global markets, including in Europe and Asia.
“The Bergama factory is a critical site for our company’s aspiration to power the world with more renewable energy, and it represents our strong commitment to Turkey,” said Jesper Sorensen, Europe head of operations.
The new job positions are open to all profiles and backgrounds. Recruitment has already been initiated and 40 of the 300 targeted new employees are already undergoing training.
Additionally, LM Wind has started the construction on a new building, which will expand the Bergama site’s production capabilities, mainly in turbine blade post-molding. The work is seen to be completed by the third quarter of this year.