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The global Renewable energy company GE Renewable Energy plans to hire around 250 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France. The facility became the first wind turbine blade manufacturing site in France.

  • Every new hire will go through an intensive training program at the factory’s ‘Center of Excellence’ to learn wind turbine blade manufacturing processes.
    • The expanded production workforce will allow the company to address industry demand.
  • The facility has produced the world’s largest offshore wind turbine blade ever manufactured, 107-meters long, dedicated to GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine.

The major contracts and expansions by GE Renewable Energy are featured below:

May 2020: GE Renewable Energy announced that it has been selected by POWERICA Ltd to supply 38 of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines to be installed at the Rajkot and Khambaliya wind farms in Gujarat, India. GE Renewable Energy and POWERICA will jointly provide energy to Gujarat.

February 2020: GE Renewable Energy had received an order from the EDF-SITAC joint venture to supply and install 112 of its 2.7 MW wind turbines with 132m rotor at the Sitac Kabini wind farm in Gujarat, India. The company’s 2.7-132 turbine has been designed primarily at GE’s Technology Centre in Bangalore, India.

February 2020: GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business had been awarded $2.5 million to fund the development of a sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free, 420 kiloVolt (kV) 63 kilo Amps (kA) gas-insulated substation (GIS) circuit-breaker by the European Commission’s LIFE climate action program.

January 2020: GE Renewable Energy announced that it had been nominated by OX2 as the supplier for the 132 MW Metsälamminkangas wind farm, in Finland. The project, which will use 24 of GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform, represents GE’s first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Finland.

July 2019: GE Renewable Energy had announced to open a new offshore wind factory at Jieyang’s Offshore Wind cluster in the Chinese province of Guangdong. The company will also establish a new Operation and Development Center in the city of Guangzhou.

About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is world leader in renewable energy industry. It is division of General Electric company headquartered in Paris, France. GE Renewable Energy offers onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services. GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400 gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. GE Renewable Energy has nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries.

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