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Composite applications news, October 2010

3TIER’s wind performance maps for the third quarter of 2010, show that in general, North American winds were up, whereas European winds were down.

Siemens has concluded a framework agreement with Enel Green Power for the supply and maintenance of up to 260 wind turbines with a capacity of 600 MW for E

Spanish wind farm manufacturer Gamesa receives new contracts in China to supply 197 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 251 MW.

Danish Yachts is introducing its latest range of carbon fibre composite military vessels at the Euronaval exhibition in France.

Indian Energy has entered into an agreement with Suzlon Energy Ltd. for the construction of a 50.4 MW wind farm at Tejuva in the state of Rajastan.

Intertek has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for testing of composite materials for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Offshore wind could contribute 54 GW to US electricity networks by 2030, according to a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Von Roll is extending its composite armouring products range with the new PARA-LITE® PHT20 phenolic prepreg for hard armour applications.

Alstom says it will have installed 80 MW of its ECO 100 wind turbines in France by the end of 2010, across four wind farms.

Offshore wind turbines could be sited in deeper water off the UK coast using floating foundations, according to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

Armour protection specialist Plasan and TPI Composites Inc have formed a joint venture called Armored Chariots LLC to produce next-generation crew compartm

Bombardier Aerospace has inaugurated the new facility at its site in the Querétaro Aerospace Park, Mexico, which will be responsible for the fabrication of

Vestas says 3000 jobs could be axed – mainly in Denmark – as the wind power market fails to recover according to expectations.

Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative has installed an FRP pole and dead-end cross arm in Shawnee State Park, Pennsylvania, USA.

Software provider Firehole Technologies has announced a contract with Farr Yacht Design Ltd covering analytical evaluation, design review and modification

Boeing has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a US$17 million contract for the production of composite components for the C-17 Globem

The European project SmartFiber is aiming to develop an embedded sensor system for the structural health monitoring of composite products such as wind turb

Gamesa will locate its global offshore wind headquarters in London with plans to invest up to €150 million by 2014.

The UK Government has announced £60 million in funding to establish offshore wind manufacturing at British ports.

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

Bombardier has completed the first phase of construction of the Belfast, Northern Ireland, facility designed for the manufacture and assembly of the compos

Vestas has received a 128 MW order for 24 V90-3.0 MW and 31 V90-1.8 MW turbines from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for the Solano 3 project

A surge of prototype projects could signal dramatic growth in ocean energy industry, reports IHS.

The World Wind Energy Association expects global capacity to reach almost 200 GW in 2010 but calls for further improvements in national and International p

Composites specialist Tods Aerospace has received a contract from Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd to design and build lightweight components for the US Army's Long

Zyvex Technologies' Piranha Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), a boat built from nano-enhanced carbon fibre composite, is now starting sea trials.

At the China Wind Power show in Beijing, DSM Composite Resins launched a new resin for wind turbine blade applications.

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

China’s wind power can reach 230 GW of installed capacity by 2020, and its annual electricity output of 464.9 TWh could replace 200 coal fire power plants,

Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Blade Technology has chosen MSC.Software simulation products for the design of its next generation of composite wind turbi

KMT Robotic Solutions Inc has sold an additional Root End Cut and Drill System to a North American manufacturer of large wind turbine blades.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa and the shipbuilding division of US defence company Northrop Grumman Corporation have signed an agreement to launc

SABIC Innovative Plastics is adding speciality polypropylene (PP) compounding to its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, USA, site in the first quarter of 2011 to

Wind could meet 12% of global power demand by 2020, and up to 22% by 2030, according to a study published today by the Global Wind Energy Council and Green

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic has announced the successful completion of the first piloted free flight of its spaceship VSS Enterprise.

Wind Energy Services Company (WES), a US provider of maintenance and repair services for wind turbine blades, nacelles and spinners, is relocating its base

US company Vector Composites Inc has been granted a license to use the Quickstep Process for develop and manufacture of composite components for the aerosp

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

Gurit will double the manufacturing capacity for its PVCell™ G-Foam core materials in China. The products are designed for use in the manufacture of wind t

Automobili Lamborghini SpA and Callaway Golf Company have teamed up to develop technologies and materials designed to enhance the performance of their prod

US company Matrix Composites has been certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 Rev B, a quality management standard specifically written for the aerospac

Lamborghini's carbon fibre technology demonstrator, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show this month. With an overall curb w

Nammo Composite Solutions has obtained the AS 9100 certification for manufacturing of advanced composites for the aerospace industry.

A difference in opinions has become apparent as the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) oppose RenewableUK’s claims that very high subsidies to wind power ar

The Environmental court has given wpd, a Stockholm-based wind power operator, the green light to begin construction of a large-scale offshore wind farm on

Independent manufacturer of blades for wind turbines, LM Wind Power, plans to expand its manufacturing base in Brazil.

Gurit has launched its new wind turbine Blade Repair System RENUVO™ , comprising UV curing single-component resins and glass prepregs, UV lamps and associa

VISTAGY Inc has sold its FiberSIM composites engineering software to SOLVER Company of Russia for use with a fibre placement system in designing composite

Alstom will construct a 24 MW wind farm in Turkey for Eolos Wind Energy Generation Co Inc, a subsidiary of Güris Construction and Engineering Co Inc.

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

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

Renewable energy sources in the UK produced 4.72 TWh in the second quarter (Q2) of 2010, down 12.1% from the same period last year, according to the Depart

Non-polluting electric buses featuring composite bodywork are being introduced in the city of Seoul in Korea.

GE and Harbin Electric Machinery Co Ltd (HEC) have set up a joint venture (JV) to manufacture and supply wind turbines to customers in China.

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