Scottsdale, Ariz.-based TPI Composites Inc., an independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, has entered into a new long-term agreement with Gamesa.
From its new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey, TPI will supply wind blades for Gamesa through 2022. TPI has already been building wind blades for Gamesa in Mexico since 2014 under a long-term supply agreement.
TPI has reserved two mold slots and expects to commence manufacturing for Gamesa from one line in early 2018. The second line is under an option agreement through Sept. 30, 2017.
“We are pleased that Gamesa has chosen to expand its business relationship with us in Turkey and outsource blade production for the [Europe, the Middle East and Africa] region,” says Steve Lockard, TPI’s president and CEO.