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TPI & Nordex sign multiyear agreement to provide wind blades from Turkey

News International-French

20 Aug 2013

TPI Composites announced that it has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Nordex SE to provide blades for the N117 wind turbine from TPI’s factory in Izmir, Turkey. 

Nordex intends to use these blades for projects in Turkey as well as for export to other locations in the greater European region, northern Africa and the Middle East.

“We are thrilled to add Nordex as a key customer of our Turkey operation under TPI’s partnership model,” said Steve Lockard, President & CEO of TPI Composites.  “Nordex is a leader in the Turkey and European wind markets.  Their N117 turbine is one of the most advanced and efficient in its class with average capacity factors in excess of 35%.”

Dr. Juergen Zeschky, CEO of Nordex SE added, “We are very pleased to be partnering with TPI in Turkey to provide world-class wind blades to the region. TPI’s track record as a technology and quality leader makes them an excellent partner to match the performance and reliability of Nordex wind turbines.”

TPI operates its Turkey plant as a joint venture with ALKE ÎNŞAAT, an engineering, manufacturing and construction company headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.  From its 355,000 square-foot building in Izmir, with convenient access to land and water-based transportation, TPI cost-effectively serves the wind market.  TPI has manufactured tens of thousands of high-quality wind blades over a decade in North America and Asia and is now expanding its business in Europe.

About TPI Composites, Inc.:
TPI Composites is a U.S.-based leading global supplier of structural composite products to the wind energy, military, and transportation markets. TPI delivers high-quality, cost effective composite solutions through long term partnerships with leading manufacturers.  TPI operates factories throughout the U.S., Mexico, China and Turkey.