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TPI and Senvion sign wind blade supply agreement

News International-French

21 Aug 2017

TPI Composites, an independant manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint, announced that it is providing additional details regarding the signing of a new supply agreement that it previously disclosed on August 8, 2017.

TPI has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Senvion to provide blades from two manufacturing lines for wind markets including Asia, Australia and South America. The blades will be produced at TPI’s facility in Taicang Port, Jiangsu province, China with production planned to commence in Q1 2018.

The blades will be manufactured using proprietary RodPack technology, an advanced material system that when used in the main girder, enables optimized blade design as well as faster and higher-quality blade production. Senvion purchased the RodPack technology in 2015 and has designed it into several blade models. As part of this agreement, TPI will establish high-volume, high-quality, low-cost supply of RodPack from its operations in China.   

“We are pleased to add Senvion as a key customer and that Senvion has chosen TPI as its wind blade outsource and technology partner for the Asian, Australian and South American markets,” said Steve Lockard, President and CEO of TPI Composites. “TPI will support Senvion’s technology advancements by producing RodPack material in a world-class manner.”

Christian Roth, COO of Senvion added, “We have chosen TPI due to its strong quality track-record, cost competitiveness, global footprint and ability to support Senvion’s drive for technology leadership.”

TPI has produced wind blades in Taicang Port, China since 2007. TPI currently produces wind blades and precision molding and assembly systems in four facilities in China.