GE starts wind blade production in new Turkish factory
ISTANBUL-Anadolu AgencyLM Wind Power, a subsidiary of GE Renewable Energy, announced the start of production at its wind turbine blade factory in Turkey on July 13.
The company invested $50 million in Turkey to establish the company, which will employ 450 technical personnel.
LM Wind Power will manufacture and distribute wind turbine blades at the factory with an anticipated annual output capacity of 500 megawatts.
The capacity of the factory can be increased to 1.5 gigawatts in the future, GE said.
Since the end of June, Turkey’s wind capacity has totaled 6.1 gigawatts.
By 2023, the country aims to increase its capacity to 20 gigawatts.