TPI, Gamesa seal blade supply deal

TPI Composites says it has signed a long-term blade supply agreement with Gamesa for its G114 wind turbine, the latest sign of supply chain consolidation in North America.

TPI will manufacture the blades from a plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, that it reopened last December.

In January, Gamesa announced it will shutter its own blade factory in Pennsylvania at the end of March with a loss of 62 jobs. The Spanish company said the move was prompted by a shift in demand for its turbines to the US Southwest, and a subsequent need for a supply chain rethink.

Gamesa’s share of the US market has gyrated in recent years with turbine deliveries by capacity totaling 566MW in 2010, 154MW in 2011, Log in to read complete article.

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