GE Renewable Energy is to recruit 300 employees this year at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France
All of the new employees will go through an intensive training programme at the factory’s Centre of Excellence to learn about blade manufacturing processes. The expanded workforce will allow LM Wind Power to meet growing industry demand for offshore wind turbines.
The factory currently has more than 450 employees, 34% of whom are women. The facility became the first wind turbine blade manufacturing site in France when it was opened almost three years ago in April 2018.
The facility produced the first offshore wind turbine blade longer than 100 m, a 107-m long blade that will be used in GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. A second 107-m blade manufacturing mould is currently being installed at the plant.
LM Wind Power human resources director Florence Martinez Flores said, “The arrival of the second mould marks an increased activity for LM Wind Power in Cherbourg. We are happy to welcome a new wave of employees.
The Cherbourg factory is largely looking to expand its production workforce, with positions that are open to all profiles and backgrounds. The site will also be looking for production supervisors, quality controllers and maintenance technicians.
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