Arizona-based TPI Composites Inc., an independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, 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 in the Jiangsu Province of China. The company expects to commence production in the first quarter of next year.
The blades will be manufactured using proprietary RodPack technology, a material system that, when used in the main girder, enables optimized blade design, as well as faster and higher-quality blade production, the companies claim.
Senvion purchased the RodPack technology in 2015 and has designed it into several blade models. As part of the new agreement, TPI will establish a high-volume, low-cost supply of RodPack from its operations in China.
TPI has produced wind blades in Taicang Port since 2007. TPI currently produces wind blades and precision molding and assembly systems in four facilities in China.