LM Glasfiber Signs Contract to Supply Blades
for 2400 MW Capacity for GE Energy in Canada


LM Glasfiber and GE Energy have signed a contract for the delivery of blades for the eight projects totalling 990 MW which GE Energy projects to build in Quebec, Canada, from 2006 to 2012. In addition, the parties have agreed on the supply of blades for another 1400 MW capacity for the North American market over the next ten years.

As a result of the agreement, LM Glasfiber has resolved to build a blade factory in Gaspé in Quebec. The factory will have an annual production capacity of approximately 240 MW and will employ between 100 and 120 persons. The factory is expected to be operational in January 2006. The erection of a factory in Gaspé consolidates LM Glasfiber's position as the leading supplier of rotor blades in North America. Combined with the US facility in North Dakota, the new factory will give LM Glasfiber an annual blade production capacity of more than 900 MW in North America.

"We are pleased to expand our collaboration with GE Energy with the supply of blades for their projects in Quebec", says Anders D. Christensen, CEO of LM Glasfiber. "We also look forward to establish a position in the growing Canadian wind energy market. The new plant is part of our strategy to continuously expand our capacity in the key geographic markets for wind energy and will increase our USD-based production capacity".

Canada installed 123 MW of wind power in 2004, an increase of 51% on 2003. Canada is expected to become a key market, not least owing to the comprehensive wind power implementation plans in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario and the fact that the Canadian government in February 2005 resolved to quadruple its Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI) to 4000 MW.

Source: LM Glasfiber Holding A/S


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