LM Wind Power

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LM Wind Power (formerly LM Glasfiber.[1]) is the largest manufacturer of wind turbine blades in the world.[citation needed] LM Wind Power has manufactured more than 160,000 blades since 1978.[citation needed]

On 11 June 2010, LM Wind Power took part in setting an aviation record. They commissioned the An-225 to carry the world's longest piece of air cargo, as it flew two new 42-meter wind turbine blades from their factory in Tianjin, China to their test facility in Lunderskov, Denmark.[2]

History[edit]

LM Wind Power was founded in 1940 as Lunderskov Møbelfabrik (Lunderskov furniture factory) in the small town Lunderskov, Denmark. In 1952 they investigated the possibilities of commercial exploitation of glass fiber technology, which made them change their name to LM Glasfiber and abandon their original plan of manufacturing wooden furniture. It wasn't until 1978 they started making wind turbine blades.[3]

Organization[edit]

LM Wind Power employs approximately 4,500 employees worldwide (2009). {{2009 Annual Report}} The company is headquartered in Kolding, Denmark and has a global business office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. LM Wind Power has built production facilities in the major wind energy markets – 13 locations in 7 countries (Denmark, Spain, USA, Canada, India, China and Poland) In addition to this; the company has a global network of R&D Centres in Denmark, the Netherlands and India.

Ownership[edit]

The principal shareholders of LM Wind Power are the partnerships by Doughty Hanson & Co. Ltd.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LM Glasfiber changes name to LM Wind Power", www.renewableenergyfocus.com, 21 April 2010 
  2. ^ Record breaking journey Renewable Energy Sources, 11 June 2010. Pictures: [1] [2] Retrieved: 13 June 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.lmwindpower.com/About-Us/History
  4. ^ "Private Equity - Our portfolio - LM Wind Power", www.doughtyhanson.com (Doughty Hanson & Co.), retrieved August 2012 

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