14 December 2008
14 December 2008
Gurit has signed a supply agreement with BTW Boading Tianwei Group to supply prepreg and kitted foam materials for wind turbine blades in China.
The contract amounts to a mid-range single-digit CHF million sales figure and covers the next 18 months. The products will be produced at Gurit’s production site in Tianjin, China.
BTW Boading Tianwei Group is located in the Hebei Province and has become a leading Chinese producer of wind turbines with great potential. Its product range comprises 1.2MW, 1.5MW, 2.5MW Wind power generating units. Wind power generating has become an important project of Hebei Province.
Rudolf Gerber, General Manager Wind Energy of Gurit, commented the new contract: “Our prepreg and foam core materials products are chosen because of their proven performance and our ability to produce and supply them locally.”
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