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Nordex Boosts Capacity for its N117 Turbines

20 August 2013

Nordex has signed a multiyear supply agreement with TPI Composites for the production of a series of rotor blades, allowing a boost in capacity for the N117 turbines.

Nordex says the NR-58.5 rotor blade, manufactured by TPI Composites is used by Nordex in its successful N117/2400 turbine and will also be fitting it to the N117/3000 in the future. “With this tri-supplier strategy we will be able to boost our capacity for the N117 turbine substantially in the future, ensuring even more reliable deliveries for our customers,” explains Nordex CEO, Jürgen Zeschky.

TPI will manufacture the NR-58.5 rotor blade at its plant in Izmir, Turkey, with series production to commence as early as in February 2014 at this site. Experts from TPI Composites and Nordex will work closely together in setting up the rotor blade production line, in order to ensure the high quality standards for which both companies are well known. Jürgen Zeschky said, “This partnership with TPI marks a major success for Nordex as we now have at our side one of the most experienced producers of composites. What is more, our partner already has a strong reputation in the wind power industry with a track record of tens of thousands of high-quality rotor blades produced.” 





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