Vestas announced an agreement with partner TPI Composites Inc. (TPI), to ensure supply of wind turbine blades and services.
“We have been working together with TPI since 2014 and during that time, they have become one of our most trusted and strategic blade partners,” said Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Vestas.
TPI and Vestas work together on manufacturing and supply chain operations, based on Vestas’ specifications and requirements. TPI is currently supplying a range of blade variants to Vestas’ 2 and 4 MW platforms as well as the EnVentus platform.
TPI will continue supply of blades from its existing global production footprint, while optimising the production setup in current facilities, and evaluate new locations for possible future growth in strategic markets, Bill Siwek, CEO, TPI Composites, said.
Vestas and TPI are equally investigating further collaboration possibilities for the V163-4.5 MW and V236-15.0 MW turbines and assessing the optimal manufacturing and production location setup for these new blades.