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Composite applications news, September 2010

Composite rigging producer Future Fibres has teamed up with mould specialist Persico Spa to design and build carbon composite masts for customers in the gr

Red Maple, Gurit's tooling business in China, has won its first contract for a wind turbine blade mould from a customer in Europe.

Firehole Technologies Inc has announced that Red Bull Racing has chosen its Helius:MCT software for computer-aided design and engineering of advanced compo

Automated Dynamics has developed a high performance carbon fibre composite hydraulic pump with Cameron, a provider of flow equipment to the oil, gas and pr

Swedish shipbuilder Kockums AB has delivered its first CarboCAT® carbon fibre composite catamaran, which has been designed as a supply and service vessel f

Offshore wind costs in the UK have risen significantly over the last five years, according to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), but they could be redu

Volvo Cars is part of a European team looking at how a carbon fibre composite that can store more energy than conventional batteries could be used to make

Vestas says Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has confirmed that the wind turbine blade failure on the V112-3.0 MW on 8 September was due to human error.

The Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre (SVTC) has been set up to support the Swedish wind power industry.

Blackstone Tek (BST) of South Africa is using carbon fibre prepregs from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) to manufacture a range of motorcycle wheels.

Suzlon Energy Ltd has reached 5 GW of cumulative wind power installations for over 1500 customers across 40 sites in 8 states in India.

Boeing has marked completion of the steel framework for its new 787 Dreamliner final assembly building with a special topping-out ceremony.

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

GE will provide three 2.5 MW wind turbines for the expansion of the Groß-Santersleben Süd wind farm in Germany for Germania Windpark.

Gamesa has won a €7.4 million operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for 21 wind farms totalling 163 MW from Iberdrola Renovables in France and Germany.

REpower Systems AG has established a subsidiary, REpower Systems GmbH, to serve the core wind power markets in Germany and Austria.

Gamesa presented its latest wind turbine platform, the G9X-2.0 MW, at Husum WindEnergy in Germany this week.

With close to 40 Gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added this year, the world’s installed wind power capacity is expected to approach 200 GW by the end of thi

By 2020, 80% of Scottish electricity consumption to come from renewable sources.

The wind energy industry in the UK is today celebrating a milestone of 5GW of installed wind energy capacity.

Today, Vattenfall inaugurates the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, located off the south east coast of England. This is currently the world's largest offshore wi

Imperium Inc, the US manufacturer of ultrasound imaging cameras for non-destructive inspection of composites, has signed a global distribution deal with Hy

GE has introduced new models designed to increase annual energy production (AEP) to its 2.5 MW wind turbine series.

Umeco plc's Process Materials business, part of Umeco Composites, is establishing a joint venture company in Shanghai with its distributor Shanghai Leadgo

US company Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) is setting up a joint venture with SSP Technology of Denmark to supply wind turbine blades for North America

The US Air Force has selected WebCore Technologies to develop rapid assembly, energy efficient composite shelters under the Small Business Innovation Resea

Composite materials specialist Gurit will be showcasing its products for the wind energy market at the Husum WindEnergy exhibition in Germany this week.

Svendborg Brakes A/S, a supplier of braking systems for wind turbines, has won a lawsuit against a competitor over copyright infringement of Svendborg’s br

Boeing has begun fatigue testing on the structural airframe of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft at its Everett, Washington, USA, site.

Gaelectric, an Irish renewable energy company, has received planning approval for a 11.5 MW wind farm at Cregganconroe, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Northern Ir

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

Owens Corning has unveiled its Ultrablade™ fabrics designed for the manufacture of longer wind turbine rotor blades.

Hexagon Composites ASA's wholly-owned subsidiary Ragasco AS has signed a multi-year contract with Daimler AG for the supply of composite natural gas contai

An EU partnership to increase onshore and offshore wind power developments has been launched Scottish Energy Minister Jim Mather.

Gamesa is tripling its investments in China through 2012 to expand and adapt its manufacturing centre for the development of its new wind turbine systems.

UK company Tech-Wood International has developed a modular house construction concept using wood plastic composites (WPC), which it has licenced to manufac

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

Wind produced nearly 10% of UK electricity earlier this month setting a new record for wind power production in the UK according to data from the National

Vestas has signed a global order for 400 MW of wind turbines with an option for an additional 1 GW from an undisclosed company.

A 7 m section of a blade on Vestas’ 3 MW V112 wind turbine has broken off, raising questions about the wind turbine manufacturer’s new flagship turbine.

Dow Formulated Systems has announced plans to add capacity in China and in North America for its wind energy customers, with increased capacity for infusio

Alstom will supply €200 million worth of wind turbines to Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) for a 217 MW extension to the Whiteless wind farm in Scotland.

The Wave Hub project for testing wave energy devices has seen the Hub being lowered into water at 55 m depth 16 km off the coast of Cornwall, UK.

The State of California has awarded Lotus Engineering a US$2 million study into efficient, lightweight cars of the future. The vehicle design will use a mi

Cam Elyaf's WR6 roving has received Germanischer Lloyd approval for wind turbine blade applications.

Gamesa will supply 129 wind turbines totalling 258 MW for 9 wind farms in Brazil to be developed by Iberdrola Renovables.

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

A bus shelter installation in Arizona incorporates a fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite grid structure to help protect waiting passengers from the he

InnoVida Holdings, a Florida-based manufacturer of composite panels, has developed proprietary materials and processes for rapid construction of durable, a

RHC Lifting Ltd has commissioned one of Europe’s most technically advanced crane systems at GKN Aerospace’s new composite wing manufacturing facility in Br

Renewable energy developer RES proposes an 11 turbine wind farm between New Luce, Kirkcowan and Glenluce, in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

US thermoplastics compounder RheTech Inc has launched a new line of biocomposite materials to provide an alternative to mineral or glass reinforced polypro

Airbus has commenced production of the A350 XWB aircraft in Germany. The first part will be the upper wing shell, the largest integrated carbon fibre reinf

Nordisk Vindkraft and HgCapital have inaugurated Havsnäs Wind Farm, located north of Strömsund in the County of Jämtland, Sweden.

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

Boeing has announced that it now expects delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner aircraft to take place in the first quarter of 2011. First delivery was previ

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