TPI Launches New Blade Plant in China, Signs Agreement with Acciona
TPI Composites has announced that they have signed a multiyear supply agreement with Acciona Windpower SA to provide wind blades from TPI’s new factory in Dafeng, China.
Acciona intends to export these blades for projects around the world including North America. TPI will also manufacture high-precision moulds and assembly systems to produce Acciona’s blades at TPI’s recently announced advanced composite tooling facility in Taicang.
Steve Lockard, President & CEO of TPI Composites said;
TPI is excited to continue to support new customers on a global basis, and this agreement with Acciona validates the strength and value of TPI’s dedicated supplier model. The Acciona Group is one of the largest developers and owners of wind power projects in the world, and we are looking forward to supporting its expanding wind turbine business globally. Acciona’s strength and success is demonstrated in its recent 300MW order in the US.
TPI has been operating in China (Taicang, Jiangsu) since 2008 and is expanding its facilities with the addition of its Dafeng, Jiangsu facility. The location allows TPI to serve multiple customers and cost-effectively deliver products to the Chinese and export markets.