22 May 2018
22 May 2018
TPI Composites reports that Vestas Wind Systems has exercised an option for two additional wind turbine blade manufacturing lines under an existing multi-year supply agreement.
TPI will produce blades for Vestas’ 4 MW wind turbine platform at TPI’s new facility in Matamoros, Mexico. The facility is scheduled to open for production in the third quarter of this year.
“We are pleased that Vestas has chosen to expand its relationships with TPI with the addition of two lines in Mexico for its 4MW platform,” states Steve Lockard, President and CEO of TPI Composites.
TPI has produced wind blades in Mexico since 2002 and currently operates three wind blade facilities in Ciudad Juarez.
The Metyx Hungary factory, located in Kaposvár, has recently expanded its warehousing facilities, adding an additional 3,024 m2 of enclosed storage space for composite technical fabrics, packaging and FRP tooling.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
3A Composites Core Materials reports that its BALTEK SB balsa core has been ABS-approved for more than 20 years.