Danish blade maker LM Glasfiber has postponed construction of its factory in Goleniow, Poland, until next year, nine months later than planned. The 25,000 square metre premises will compare with LM's biggest manufacturing facilities in Denmark and Spain. The factory will turn out blades for multi-megawatt turbines, with capacity to equip 400 MW a year, rising later to over 800 MW. "You need a lot of land if a factory is to run efficiently. Proximity to the sea and to the German market is ideal for manufacturing large blades. Also, the area has a good supply of craftsmen who will be offered good employment opportunities at the new factory," says the company's Steen Broust Nielsen. About 300 jobs will be created at the factory.
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