in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

LM Wind Power confirmed its plans to expand the company's position in the Americas through the construction of a new blade manufacturing facility in Brazil. The factory will be established in conjunction with LM Wind Power's joint venture partner Eolice and will deliver blades to wind farms in Brazil and throughout South America.

The location for its first factory in Brazil will be in the port of Suape, near Recife in the State of Pernambuco. Additionally, the new blade manufacturing facility will be located to serve major wind farms in northeastern Brazil and beyond, the company notes.

LM says the factory will be based on its modular factory concept, which was used for construction of factories in the U.S. Poland and China. The company anticipates blade production will begin in September 2013, and agreements with customers have already been finalized, LM adds.

Additionally, LM Wind Power says it is in "advanced negotiations" with a number of wind turbine manufacturers to help manufacture larger blades between 40 and 70 meters for future wind power auctions.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015