Energy Composites Corp. (ECC), a designer and manufacturer of composite structures for the wind industry, has entered into an agreement with Denmark-based SSP Technology AS to establish a joint venture, which will be based in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
SSP will offer customers aerodynamic and structural design for blades and molds, production of prototype blades, and ramp-up of blade production based on the partnership. 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.
‘As the turbine blades get larger, the need for intelligent and innovative blade design and blade production technologies grows,’ says Soren Brouer, CEO of SSP.