TPI Composites has announced it has signed a long-term agreement with Gamesa to supply blades for its G114 wind turbine from its facility in Juarez, Mexico.
The Juarez factory was formerly operated as a joint venture under the name of VienTek and is now 100% owned by TPI and serving multiple customers. TPI is in the process of rehiring around 600 former VienTek employees to put their skills and blade manufacturing knowledge back to work.
Steve Lockard, President & CEO of TPI Composites, speaking on the deal said;
We are very pleased to add Gamesa as a key customer for our Mexico operation, Gamesa is an international wind leader with very strong ties to the U.S. and Mexican markets. Recent strong U.S. orders validate the new G114-2.0MW model as one of the most efficient turbines in the market at medium and low wind speeds.
Gamesa will use these blades to cost-effectively serve wind projects in the U.S. and Mexico as well as for export to other emerging regional markets.