Energetx Composites (Holland, Mich., USA) and Aeroblade (Victoria, Spain) reported on June 3 that they have entered into a Manufacturing Master Supply Agreement through which Energetx Composites will become Aeroblade’s North American manufacturing partner. Energetx Composites will supply all of Aeroblade’s customers throughout the United States and Canada. The agreement comes a year after Energetx Composites licensed Aeroblade’s technology for its 45.3m/149-ft wind blade design. Energetx Composites is set to launch the 45.3m blade this summer.
Kelly Slikkers, vice president of business development, states, “We are excited to be broadening our relationship with Aeroblade. With Aeroblade’s tremendous engineering capabilities built through years of experience in the aerospace and wind energy markets, coupled with our long-standing history of manufacturing high-quality composite components, our customers will receive a final product that is of the highest quality, providing the best long-term value.”
Aeroblade has developed designs for wind blades from 37m to more than 60m (121 to more than 197 ft), which will allow Energetx and Aeroblade to compete and to serve nearly any wind turbine OEM in the market.