Wind turbine blade manufacturer TPI Composites said yesterday that it will open a “blade innovation center” with some production capacity as well in Fall River, Mass.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Fall River Mayor William Flanagan were on hand for the announcement.
According to a press release, “The 69,000-square-foot Fall River development center will initially allow TPI to manufacture blades as long as 62 meters with even larger blades possible with further expansion. Prototype blades produced at this location will be delivered by barge to the new Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, Mass., for testing and optimization.”
Previous posts in this series:
Wind Factory Watch: Blade Dynamics: Louisiana, 8/25/10
Wind Factory Watch: Vestas: Colorado, 7/7/10
Wind Factory Watch: Eagle Claw: Oklahoma, 6/30/10
Wind Factory Watch: Alstom: Texas, 5/27/10
Wind Factory Watch: Beckmann Volmer, Arkansas, 5/21/10
Wind Factory Watch: Ingersoll Machine Tools, 5/15/10
Wind Factory Watch: ZF Industries, Georgia, 5/10/10