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Composite applications news, February 2010

Gamesa reports an overall fall in results for 2009 as a difficult market slowed down wind developments.

Sika Deutschland GmbH's Biresin CR83 epoxy resin has been approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for use in wind turbine, marine and industrial applications.

Marine Current Turbines (MCT) says Siemens Energy has acquired a minority stake in its tidal current energy turbine, to help deploy Britain’s first commerc

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) has been awarded US$270 000 in Ohio Third Frontier funds for research to design and test structures and

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe intends to invest up to £100 million in an offshore wind turbine project in the UK under a Memorandum of Understanding with

Kaman Helicopters will license FiberSIM® composites engineering software from Vistagy Inc and use it to streamline the design-to-manufacturing process for

Siemens has installed its 1000th wind turbine in the UK at the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm off the coast of Essex.

A coalition of environmental groups says Canada could create at least 8000 jobs by if the Federal Government renews incentives for renewable energy.

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has opened the third call for capital grant funding for offshore wind component and technology develo

In a contract which could be worth more than US$100 million, GKN Aerospace has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace to design and manufacture the composit

Renewable energy could produce 100% of the electricity needed in Australia within 10 years, using technologies that are available now.

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Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM) has announced an agreement to supply advanced resin systems for the Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats 2010 line of high per

Lewcott Corporation is introducing new prepregs and adhesives for aircraft, marine and other interior applications.

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, is exhibiting at New Zealand’s largest boating exhibition on 11-14 March.

Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM) has unveiled the Piranha unmanned surface vessel (USV), a lightweight composite boat built using ZPM's Arovex™ nanotube-r

Wind turbines on the continental USA could generate 37 PWh a year, according to a new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Controllable rubber trailing edge flaps for wind turbines have shown promising results in wind tunnel tests, says the Wind Energy Division at Risø DTU, Den

Clipper Windpower Marine Ltd, a Clipper Windpower Inc subsidiary, has started the groundbreaking of its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing facility

The Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic have commissioned three new wind turbines that will supply 40% of the settlement’s electricity.

In today’s infrastructure market, four bridge applications continue to make strong use of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites despite the cost premiu

Alaglas Swimming Pools is using new EcoTek™ resin from AOC to produce more environmentally friendly products.

The EU will meet its 2020 20% renewable energy target, even slightly exceed it, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

REpower Systems AG and Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc (RES Canada) have completed the construction of a test wind farm in the Gaspé region, Canada.

HK Electric proposes a 100 MW offshore wind farm in Southwest Lamma Channel, Hong Kong.

Enova is granting NOK137 million to Sway AS to erect a 10 MW prototype offshore wind turbine in Hordaland, Norway.

Vestas will deliver 33 of its V90-3.0 MW wind turbines to Granite Reliable Power Windpark in New Hampshire, USA.

US pultruder Strongwell Corporation has introduced its GRIDFORM™ Design Guide. This aims to show bridge engineers that the GRIDFORM composite grating syste

Wave and tidal could receive £12 million from the UK Technology Strategy Board in 2010 to develop “the wave and tidal technologies of the future.”

Gamesa has set up an Indian subsidiary, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt Ltd, near Chennai, India, to produce the Gamesa G58-850 kW Wind Turbine.

Turkey must exploit its huge wind energy resources if it wants to meet its increasing power demand.

Wind turbine blades are currently based on thermoset resin technology, but could thermoplastics offer a better option? Dutch researchers are looking for th

Five associations in the United States have banded together to urge Congress to enact key policies which will continue accelerated growth across the renewa

Vestas profit after tax for 2009 rose 13.3% to €579 million from 2008.

juwi has started construction of its first US wind farm in Richardson County, Nebraska, USA.

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber’s international service unit has joined the Global Wind Alliance.

Indian Energy Ltd says the first three wind turbines at its Theni Project have been commissioned and are now fully operational and grid connected.

Wind power represented the largest share of new electricity generating technology installed in the European Union in 2009.

Royal Ten Cate has agreed to acquire armour company AML UK Ltd. This acquisition will provide TenCate with access to the UK market for lightweight composit

Siemens is to invest over €250 million in India by 2012, with a major part of this going to renewable energy.

Cytec Industries' Engineered Materials division has won contracts to supply carbon fibre composite materials for Bombardier Aerospace’s new CSeries and Lea

The capacity of wind energy increased by 31% last year, adding 37.5 GW of wind turbines with an investment of US$63 billion.

Boeing has moved the 787 Dreamliner fatigue test airframe to the structural test rig at its Everett, Washington, USA, site.

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) welcomes European regional energy initiatives, but says the aim is a European single market by 2015.

The demand for bigger wind turbines, powered by longer rotor blades, has placed many challenges on the blade manufacturers and their suppliers. What develo

Distributor Resintex Technology will be highlighting the range of composites marine products available from Scott Bader and SP-High Modulus during the SEAT

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The proposed US$12.2 billion budget for the Department of the Interior (DoI) in FY2011 includes an increase of US$14.2 million over last year for renewable

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

REpower Systems AG will deliver 48 offshore wind turbines totalling 295 MW to RWE Innogy for Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.

The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) calls on the UK Government to consider a raft of immediate measures to deliver the UK’s 2020 renewable energy ta

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