By Kari Williamson

With its base in Wisconsin Rapids, the joint venture will be situated in the midst of the upcoming Great Lakes/Midwest wind turbine market.

SSP will offer complete aerodynamic and structural design for blades and moulds, production of prototype wind turbine blades, and ramp-up of blade production based on the partnership with ECC.

ECC will manufacture wind turbine blades for all customers based either on the customer’s own design or a blade design developed via the partnership with SSP.

The JV will manufacture moulds and prefabricated root segments for both companies and their customers.