Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power is setting up a blade factory in Vadodara in the western Indian state of Gujarat in response to increased domestic demand, the Denmark-based company said Friday.
The plant is scheduled to start operations in March 2016 and will supply blades to wind projects in the northern part of India and beyond, according to the announcement. LM Wind currently operates a blade manufacturing facility and a research and development office in southern India, located in Dobaspet and Bangalore, respectively.
The Vadodara plant will focus on producing blades of up to 60 meters (196.9 ft) with potential for expansion. It will employ more than 300 people in the initial phase. The site is located in the Halol industrial area, which gives access to skilled workers, and is close to the ports in Mumbai and Kandla, the company noted.