In March 2009, LM Glasfiber announced the construction of its third Chinese facility in Qin Huang Dao in the province of Heibei.
This facility had a planned capacity of three production lines, but due to strong customer growth and a positive outlook for the Chinese wind market, LM Glasfiber says it will now add another three production lines. This second phase will double the production capacity and bring the total number of employees to around 640.
The first blade workshop will produce its first blades in November 2009, and the extension is expected to be commissioned in Q3, 2010.
LM Glasfiber's capacity expansion in Qin Huang Dao is based on a number of firm contracts signed with both Chinese and international wind turbine manufacturers who are expanding their business in the growing Chinese market, reports the company.