long-term agreement with wind power giant Gamesa to supply wind blades from its new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey.

TPI has reserved two mold slots and expects to commence manufacturing for Gamesa from one line in early 2018 with the second line under an option agreement to September 2017. The contract lasts until 2022. TPI has already been building wind blades for Gamesa in Mexico since 2014 under a long-term supply agreement.

‘We are pleased that Gamesa has chosen to expand its business relationship with us in Turkey and outsource blade production for the EMEA region,’ said Steve Lockard, TPI’s president and CEO.

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