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.
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.
Solvay has celebrated the groundbreaking of its Greenville, Texas, US, manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers.
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.