GE's LM Wind Power to buy Dutch blade test centre

The WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. Source: GE Renewable Energy

July 18 (Renewables Now) - LM Wind Power, the wind turbine blade manufacturing business of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE), will acquire a Dutch facility where it plans to carry out the rotor hub testing for new GE turbines.

Specifically, LM Wind Power plans to buy the WMC wind turbine blade test facility in Wieringerwerf within a few weeks, subject to certain pre-completion conditions, GE announced today. The company will retain all 23 current employees at the site, with plans to expand and develop the facility over time.

The site will continue to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services to the wider wind industry, both in the Netherlands and globally.

LM Wind Power is already present in the Netherlands, with a global management office at World Trade Center, Schiphol, and a research facility in Heerhugowaard.

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