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Composite applications news, May 2009

McConaghy partners with SP on Lutra 80 yacht

Composite yacht builder McConaghy Boats is currently working on the Lutra 80, a high performance carbon composite yacht designed for use in the Mediterrane

How much would a Mantide cost?

$2 million is the answer. It's a carbon composite supercar based on the Corvette ZR1.

Tencate Advanced Composites USA has developed a cyanate resin prepreg system designed to meet the needs of manufacturers of satellite structures.

A Global Aircraft Recycling Symposium will take place at this year’s Aero & Defense Test 09/ITEA Annual Symposium.

Siemens is building a €60 million wind turbine rotor blade and nacelle production facility in Lingang New City, Shanghai, China.

Aberdeen’s proposed offshore windfarm is likely to be scaled down in terms of numbers of turbines, but still capable of becoming a demonstrator centre, par

Scott Bader UK’s new automated dispensing and mixing system can rapidly produce a 25 kg keg of gel-coat in any RAL, BS or colour-matched colour, offering a

Gulfstream Aerospace has completed testing on its first all-composite structural wing assembly.

A hybrid vehicle constructed using Swedish company Oxeon’s TeXtreme spread carbon tow fabric took part in Shell’s Eco-marathon competition this year.

Spatial Composite Solutions has been commissioned to design, build and install an Airbus A320 Cabin Service Trainer (CST) for UAE airline company Etihad Ai

The 322 MW Whitelee windfarm outside Glasgow, Scotland, which could be Europe’s largest onshore windfarm, was switched on this week.

Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM) has unveiled a new boat which will be built by Strategic Composites and made with ZPM’s carbon nanotube (CNT) enhanced pr

Future Pipe Industries Group (FPI) has obtained the Shock Test Certificate for its glass fibre reinforced epoxy pipe systems in order to become a qualified

Siemens Energy will supply 175 of its SWT-3.6-107 (3.6 MW) wind turbines to the 1 GW London Array offshore windfarm owned by DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar.

The 50 MW Pays de St Seine windfarm in France, developed by RES Group’s French subsidiary EOLE-RES3, has been commissioned.

Firehole Technologies Inc, a provider of composite analysis and simulation software, is partnering with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist AeroMorpho

High Modulus is launching a lightweight, pre-fabricated composite panel designed for use in a range of applications, including boats, bridges, roofing, flo

Siemens has established European headquarters for wind power sales and project execution in Hamburg, Germany.

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has selected 53 projects focusing on wind energy for up to US$8.5 million in DoE funding and has announced US$25m for the

Swedish shipyard Kockums has signed a licensing agreement with the Japanese shipyard Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) giving USC the right to use K

DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar will invest €2.2 billion in building the first 630 MW phase of the London Array offshore windfarm in the Thames Estuary, UK.

The Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2009 looking at the development of marine and hydrokinetic energy resources has been introduced in the US Hous

Global sales in the small wind (<100kW) market grew 53% to 38.7 MW in 2008 representing 19,000 units and US$156 million.

A wind turbine at Tjæreborg Enge, 10 km south of Esbjerg in Denmark, has been fitted with a test blade with advanced measuring equipment to gather data on

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a partnership with Amtech LLC and Endurance Wind Power to produce wind turbine blades at Amtech's North America

Core Molding Technologies, a US manufacturer of composite materials and products, reports a net loss for the first quarter of 2009 of US$660,000, compared

Quatro Composites will highlight its proprietary methodology designed to optimise the structural performance of carbon fibre composite components at the SA

Standards organisation ASTM is working on proposed new standards that involve fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites.

Siemens plans to build a wind turbine nacelle production facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA, to meet the “strong demand for wind turbine equipment in Nort

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) composites technologies paid a key role in the successful launch of United Launch Alliance's Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air

Siemens Energy and EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG have signed a contract for the supply of 21 SWT 2.3-93 wind turbines for Germany’s first commercial of

High Modulus, a supplier of composite technology and structural engineering solutions, reports significant revenue growth for the year ending 31 March 2009

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner scheduled to fly later this quarter has moved to the flight line. The aircraft's construction is 50% composite materials.

A study will look into the potential for wave, tidal stream and tidal range technologies around the English and Welsh coastlines, according to the UK Depar

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