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Composite applications news, August 2009

Private equity firm Terra Firma has announced its planned acquisition of US wind energy developer Everpower Wind Holdings.

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Boeing has announced that it expects the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft to take place by the end of 2009. First delivery is expected in the fo

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is investing nearly US$300 million in its Clean Cities Grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support c

A Cyprus windfarm has reached a €170 million financial close and construction is already underway.

Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has announced plans to develop further products designed for the wind, solar, geothermal and biofuel generation markets.

The UK government has spent 20 times more on subsidising the coal industry than on investment in marine renewable energy, says UK main opposition party, th

Danish wind turbine producer Vestas has reported a 34% fall in profit after tax to €43 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2009.

Siemens has opened a wind power training centre in Bremen, Germany, for customer personnel and wind turbine service technicians.

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has allocated over US$119 million in funding from the American Recovery and Investment Act to support energy efficiency a

Nordex USA has completed its largest American wind project to date, the 25 wind turbines Highland windfarm, for EverPower Wind Holdings, connecting 62.5 MW

Australia has passed a bill targeting 20% of stationary energy to come from renewables by 2020.

Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd has signed an agreement with Technomash Bulgarian Industrial Group to deliver six Suzlon S88 2.1 MW wind

Vestas, the leading wind energy technology business, has confirmed that it will cease wind turbine blade production activities at the company's UK sites on

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have collaborated to identify research, development, demo

A high strength E-glass fibre reinforcement has been developed by Jushi Group and Gibson Fiberglass, aimed at composite applications requiring increased co

Using FiberSIM composites software from Vistagy Inc, the ING Renault Formula One (F1) Team dramatically cut the design and manufacture time of the composit

The UK government has agreed to support Airbus with up to £340 million repayable launch investment for the development of the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

DONG Energy is to build and run the Norwegian onshore wind farm Nygårdsfjell 2 in the Narvik municipality in Northern Norway.

Vestas has received an order for 37 units of its V90-3.0 MW wind turbine, for a wind farm project in South Australia.

A combined wave and tidal flume at the UK's University of Manchester can now be hired by engineering companies and consultancies looking to conduct physica

The UK Crown Estate plans to offer Round 1 and 2 offshore windfarm operators with offshore wind projects in operation, under construction or awaiting const

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is introducing an epoxy resin matrix prepreg designed to offer the high levels of temperature resistance demanded by th

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan talks up the prospects for renewable energy in South Africa

The companies will provide consulting, engineering, turbine design, certification, measurement, project management, strategic advice, inspection services a

Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM) has announced that Toho Tenax America’s Tenax® carbon fibre will be used in the construction of its 540SE technology demo

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has amended its contract with Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Corporation, China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer,

Three UK-based banks are working with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on a programme to lend up to £1 billion to onshore windfarms over the next 3 years

Core materials manufacturer DIAB has expanded capacity at its operation in Kunshan (Shanghai), China, to meet increasing demand for its products in Asia.

The UK wave energy project, Wave Hub, has placed a £1 million contract for electrical equipment installation and commissioning to link the wave energy proj

US company QuakeWrap Inc has developed a novel (patent-pending) fibre reinforced plastic (FRP), pipe lining system called PipeMedic™.

Despite denouncing the closure of Vestas' Isle of Wight blade facility, it has emerged that the conservative-led council has a history of blocking wind far

UK energy and climate change secretary says he's done all he can for Vestas workers.

The following five stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of July.

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