Energetx rolls off first rotor blades

The first industrial-size wind turbine blades will soon roll off the factory floor at Energetx Composites in Holland, Michigan (USA). Energetx has begun building the 64-metre-long blades under its first major contract with a turbine supplier for wind energy projects. The company will supply the firm with the turbine blades for the next 2.5 years under that contract, MLive reports. The turbine blades will be sent to Boston to be tested and certified before they are installed on the wind turbines, Company President Bob Slikkers was quoted .

With that contract in place, Energetx is stepping up its hiring and investing more than US$ 5 million into new machinery and equipment to build the turbine blades at its facility in Holland. The company has hired 60 employees and plans to hire another 50 to 60 workers over the next year, Slikkers said.

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