NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Denmark-based company that makes wind turbine blades is expanding its New Orleans office into a tech center for the Americas, to test new design and building techniques.
LM Wind Power says it will create 100 new jobs with average salaries of $52,000 by 2021. It says the facility “will drive research to make wind turbine blades lighter and more cost effective.”
The company is based in Kolding, Denmark, and owned by GE Renewable Energy , a General Electric division headquartered in Paris.
It currently has 45 employees at NASA’s Michoud (MEE-shoo) Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
GE bought it last year for $1.65 billion and consolidated it with Blade Dynamics, which it had bought in 2015. Blade Dynamics originally rented the 80,000-square-foot (7,400-square-meter) facility where LM Wind Power is located.