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TPI Composites to produce Nordex wind turbine blades in Turkey

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has signed a multi-year supply agreement with TPI Composites, USA, for the delivery of NR-58.5 rotor blades. TPI will manufacture the blades in Turkey.

Nordex uses the NR-58.5 blade in its N117/2400 2.4 MW turbine, which has a rotor diameter of 117 m, and will also be fitting it to the N117/3000 3MW turbine in the future.

TPI Composites, which is headquartered in Arizona, USA, will manufacture the NR-58.5 blade at its plant in Izmir, Turkey, which is a joint venture with Turkish construction company ALKE INSAAT (see TPI Composites and ALKE launch wind blade joint venture in Turkey).

Series production could start as early as in February 2014. Experts from TPI Composites and Nordex rotor blade production will work together closely in setting up the production line.

“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," says Nordex CEO Jürgen Zeschky.

"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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