TPI, Vestas reach agreement on wind blade supply for China

US-based TPI Composites will supply blades for the Vestas Wind Systems V110 wind turbine from TPI's factory in Dafeng, China.

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TPI Composites (Scottsdale, AZ, US) announced on Dec. 19 that it has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Aarhus, Denmark) to provide blades for the V110 wind turbine from TPI’s factory in Dafeng, China.

Vestas launched its V110-2.0MW wind turbine in the China market in October 2014, introducing its most advanced technology to grow its business in the world’s largest wind energy market.

“We are thrilled that Vestas has selected TPI to be its first outsource partner of Vestas-designed blades,” says Steve Lockard, president and CEO of TPI Composites. “From Dafeng, China, we will supply V110 blades to China and export markets in a reliable and cost-effective manner.”

TPI has been building wind blades to international quality standards in China since 2008. The company’s Dafeng plant measures 35,000m2 and is located 250 kilometers north of Shanghai in Jiangsu Province. TPI Composites is the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades for the wind energy market.