LM Wind Power Establishes “Technology Center for the Americas” in New Orleans

This Thursday, Danish company LM Wind Power announced that it will establish its “Technology Center for the Americas” at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East. A GE Renewable Energy company, LM Wind Power will retain 45 jobs and create 100 new direct jobs, with an average yearly salary of $52,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 227 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 320 new jobs in Louisiana’s Southeast Region.

This week’s announcement has its roots in 2010, when GNO, Inc. and partners at LED brought Blade Dynamics to New Orleans from England. Blade Dynamics was then bought by GE in 2015; GE subsequently bought LM Wind Power – and is consolidating domestic operations here. LM Wind Power will continue the work of Blade Dynamics, manufacturing the most sophisticated wind turbine blades in the world, some nearly as long as a football field (88 meters).

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