Energy Composites Corp. (ECC) has signed an agreement with Denmark-based SSP Technology AS with the purpose of entering into a strategic partnership and to establish a joint venture. This strategic alliance will support both companies' efforts to supply competitive blades to wind turbine generators for North American customers.
With its base in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., the joint venture will be situated in the midst of an anticipated Great Lakes/Midwest wind turbine market, according to ECC.
SSP will offer customers complete aerodynamic and structural design for blades and molds, production of prototype blades and ramp-up of blade production based on the partnership with ECC.
ECC will manufacture blades for all customers based either on the customer's own design or a blade design developed via the partnership with SSP. The joint venture will manufacture molds and prefabricated root segments for both companies and their customers.
SOURCE: Energy Composites Corp.