US-based TPI Composites, a global supplier of wind turbine blades and other composite structures, and Turkey-based ALKE INSAAT have formed a joint venture company in Izmir, Turkey to manufacture large composite wind turbine blades.

The new joint venture, TPI Kompozit Kanat Sanayi ve Ticaret, will commence operations immediately from a 355,000ft² building in Izmir.

TPI Kompozit will provide blades to key customers based on multi-year commitments.

TPI Composites CEO Steve Lockard said as the first merchant wind blade supplier in Turkey, the company intend to partner with leading customers in the region to provide advanced, high-quality, cost-effective wind blades.

ALKE INSAAT is an engineering, manufacturing and construction firm.