May 8 (Renewables Now) - US-based TPI Composites Inc (NASDAQ:TPIC) on Monday unveiled a multi-year deal to supply composite wind blades to Germany’s Enercon GmbH for projects in Europe and Turkey.
As part of the agreement, the value of which was not disclosed, TPI’s blades will be used for the German wind turbine maker’s EP3 platform turbines. Its US partner will make the 60-metre (197-ft) blades at one of its factories in Izmir, Turkey. It expects production, to be carried out from two manufacturing lines, to commence in the last quarter of 2018.
TPI noted it has been manufacturing wind blades in Turkey since 2012. It currently has two production sites in the country, both located at Izmir.
The US firm has similar supply contracts with wind turbine makers such as Senvion SA (ETR:SEN), Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE).