Wind & Tidal Energy
MSA Manufacturing works in close partnership with OEMs in the renewable energy sector, particularly with manufacturers of blades for wind and tidal power generators. MSA has experience in supplying complete kits for hand layup and infusion. Kits have been have been supplied for blades from 5m up to 85m.
The company has invested heavily in equipment and facilities for the storage, handling and cutting of a wide range of core and fabric materials. MSA Manufacturing is able to supply to order, as required, preformed and rolled customised reinforcement kits using MSA stocked or customer supplied ‘free issue’ materials.
As part of the partnership programme with wind and other renewable energy customers, MSA Manufacturing puts considerable effort into continuous improvement to maximise benefits to customers by:
- Kit prototyping and serial production
- Refining materials used and processing for optimisation
- Reducing material and manufacturing costs through innovation
- Increasing customer efficiency and productivity
PPAP / PSW Quality Standard
To meet the approved supply chain requirements for wind energy sector customers, such as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Blades UK, the MSA Manufacturing quality system provides Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) quality standard for all cut foam and reinforcement fabric kit parts and 2D preforms supplied, covering both engineering and manufacturing.