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TPI to open India-based wind blade manufacturing facility, signs supply agreement with Vestas
TPI Composites Inc., (Scottsdale, AZ, US), announced on Jan. 11 that it has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Aarhus, Denmark) to provide composite wind blades from four manufacturing lines — with an option to add more lines — for India and export markets. The blades will be produced at a new Indian facility in the greater Chennai region which TPI plans to open for production in the first quarter of 2020.
“We are pleased to announce a significant new global wind blade manufacturing hub in India with Vestas as our first customer,” says Steve Lockard, president and CEO of TPI.
Jean-Marc Lechêne, Executive Vice President and COO of Vestas adds, “We are pleased to be strengthening our global manufacturing footprint with our partner, TPI, to provide the wind energy market with high-quality, cost competitive wind blades. This supply agreement also underlines our commitment to the Indian renewable energy industry through continued investment and job creation with the goal of building up India as a global manufacturing hub.”
TPI currently produces blades for Vestas in China, Turkey and Mexico.