EWT, the world’s leading turbine supplier for localized energy generation, announced the start of its own rotor blade factory in Enschede, Netherlands, to guarantee the continuity of the production of its DirectWind turbines.
Following EWT’s further international growth, EWT has decided to continue the production of rotor blades under own management. The new production facility will ensure continuity, independence, and high quality and will only be used for EWT’s own rotor blade production. Moving from outsourcing to insourcing an intensive production requires an extensive planning process but will guarantee availability and high quality.
With the new factory, EWT will become the sole manufacturer of rotor blades in the Netherlands, representing a key investment in cost-effective high technology manufacturing.
For EWT, Enschede was the best location to start the production facility. “The region is known for its experience in wind and blade technology and commitment to the growth of future technology. Logistically this also fits well with EWTs supply chain, customer, and corporate profile. EWT’s factory presence also represents a welcome to high technology investments in the area” says Mark Jones, CEO EWT.
EWT has an established core team and will be recruiting further specialists for the various phases of the production process. Due to the intensive production process of the factory, EWT expects to increase the number of employees considerably in 2018.
EWT will also continue to co-operate with third-party blade producers, in keeping with retaining a solid, reliable and diverse supply chain base.