LM Glasfiber (Kolding, Denmark), a manufacturer of composite blades for wind turbine systems, has opened its third Chinese factory in Qin Huang Dao in Northeast China. LM Glasfiber’s CEO, Roland M. Sundén, says cooperation with the authorities in Qin Huang Dao allowed the company to locate the new state-of-the-art factory ideally to serve customer demand.
The new plant has been constructed after LM Glasfiber signed a major blade supply agreement with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. earlier this year. This agreement is an extension of the strategic collaboration initiated by LM Glasfiber and Goldwind at the beginning of 2007 and involves a significant increase in shipments of blades of more than 1,100 MW for Goldwind’s 1.5-MW wind turbines from 2009 to 2012.
“Quality and superior technology are the key parameters to us and to our customers, and since we started our alliance with LM Glasfiber in 2007, they have demonstrated that they possess both. We enjoy a fruitful and close collaboration with LM Glasfiber and are pleased to see this partnership being extended further with this agreement that ensures a supply of blades for our strong pipeline of projects,” says Wu Gang, CEO of Goldwind.
Over the last 30 years, LM Glasfiber has produced more than 120,000 composite wind blades, ranging in length from 5 to 61.5m.