LM Wind Power new North American service center in Texas

This center will serve as the southern operations base for wind turbines blades repair business with wind farm installations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.

LM Wind Power Service & Logistics is part of the LM Wind Power Group which comprises also LM Wind Power Blades (former LM Glasfiber), a market leader in the wind energy industry supplying rotor solutions to numerous wind turbines manufacturers in all main wind energy markets internationally.

The newly created LM Wind Power Service & Logistics business offers inspection, repair, overhaul, preventive maintenance as well as blade logistics covering the full spectrum of service to wind turbine owners anywhere in the world.

VP, Service Americas, Robert Burger explains: "The new service center in Abilene, Texas is one of LM Wind Power’s six fully staffed North American service centers. More than 90% of the installed base of North American wind turbines are within less than eight hours’ drive for our skilled technicians from these six locations. This enables us to provide our customers with shorter response times and reduced mobilization fees for service calls."

"The Abilene/Sweetwater area has the nation’s highest concentration of wind turbine installations making Abilene an ideal location for our regional blade service business."

LM Wind Power is the world’s leading component supplier to the wind turbine industry. By end of the year 2009, LM Wind Power employed 4,676 people world-wide.

It comprises three operations, blade manufacturing, brake manufacturing and service and logistics. The company is headquartered in Kolding, Denmark and has a global business office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Its global manufacturing footprint has factories located on three continents in thirteen locations in: Canada, USA, Spain, Poland, Denmark, India and China – on or close to all key markets for wind power to better serve our customers. 

The principal shareholders of LM Wind Power are the partnerships managed by Doughty Hanson & Co. Managers Ltd. Doughty Hanson & Co. Managers Ltd. is a company incorporated in England and Wales and headquartered in London.

As an independent fund management company, Doughty Hanson & Co. has offices in London, New York, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague and Stockholm. Doughty Hanson & Co.’s principals have many years of experience in the successful management of international private equity funds and have led and arranged a number of large acquisitions and sales. It is the intention of the shareholders towork towards a listing of the company on a stock exchange.

LM Wind Power has produced more than 130,300 blades in the course of more than 30 years corresponding to approximately 43 GW installed wind energy capacity which can each year effectively replace approximately 74 million tons of CO2.

More than 46,000 wind turbines have been supplied with braking systems over the past 20 years and heavy duty braking systems have been supplied to a range of industrial applications.