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Composite applications news, June 2011

A report commissioned by The Crown Estate, UK, and undertaken by BVG Associates, concludes that £2 billion will be spent annually on the manufacture of com

Boeing has started the final phase of flight testing on the 787 Dreamliner prior to certification of the aircraft.

GKN Aerospace has signed an agreement with Recycled Carbon Fibre Ltd (RCF) to recycle the uncured carbon fibre composite waste from its aerostructure manuf

Several companies are discussing fundamentally different strategies for either global outsourcing for components or internally combining manufacturing proc

Iberdrola Renewables and AREVA will bid for two of the five offshore wind farm zones that will be launched by the French Government in July.

At the Paris Air Show last week, Hypermach Europe Aeronautics announced plans to manufacture a new supersonic business aircraft called SonicStar.

DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have agreed to construct the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the UK under a 50/50 partnership.

The cement kiln route is the most sustainable solution for waste management of glass fibre reinforced thermoset parts and is compliant with EU legislation,

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has opened an office in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, which will bring together its sales, customer service an

A wind turbine nacelle testing facility is planned for 2014 in Bremerhaven, Germany, with backing from Federal and state governments.

Svitzer UK and Sanderson Maritime have launched an offshore ‘hotel’ concept for accommodation for the offshore renewable sector.

TenCate Advanced Composites and Toray Industries Inc have signed a long term agreement under which Toray will supply carbon fibres to TenCate for the produ

Gamesa has secured a site for its Offshore Wind Technology Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, which could see the creation of 40 jobs.

The first foundation at 295 MW Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium has been installed.

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

WinWinD is investing €8 million to develop a 3 MW arctic wind turbine as part of a European consortium.

WinWinD will supply, commission and operate a 250 MW wind farm in India under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Suryachakra Green Power.

REpower Systems SE will deliver 13 of its 3.4M104 wind turbines to Alerion CleanPower SpA for the 44 MW San Marco in Lamis wind farm in Italy.

French automotive parts manufacturer Applications Composites has used Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) prepregs to manufacture the driver’s shell of the

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has issued its annual call for parts and vehicle-engineering team nominations for its 41

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

Bombardier Aerospace will use six 12 ton robots in the assembly of the cockpit and fuselage of the CSeries aircraft to enhance quality and reduce assembly

GE will supply 40 of its 2.5 MW wind turbines for four wind farms in Laholm, Boxholm and Mjölby in Southern Sweden for Stena Renewable Wind Energy Company

Siemens plans to invest over €150 million over the next two years to expand its wind power business.

The new LM Wind Power blade will be the longest composite blade structure in the world at 73.5 m (equivalent to a 24 storey building), creating an impressi

Wind power could avoid €23.7 billion in fuel costs from coal, gas and oil for electricity production in 2015, according to the European Wind Energy Associa

Boeing has officially opened its 787 Dreamliner final assembly building in North Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Assembly of first South Carolina-built 78

Alstom will build and service three wind farms in Brazil for Brasventos SA under a €200 million contract.

A new independent study examines the future of renewable electricity technology in the UK

Boeing's Defense, Space & Security unit has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with three Malaysian companies: Composites Technology Research Malay

SWAY, which is planning to develop a 10 MW floating offshore wind turbine, has installed its first prototype off the coast of Bergen, Norway.

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

Huntsman Advanced Materials' Araldite® 2015 structural adhesive has been specified for bonding the deck to hull of the Neptys First Life 27 – a semi-rigid

Vestas is confirming negotiations on a 300 MW wind turbine order for Canada.

Gamesa is selling a 30 MW wind farm development in Tarragona, Spain, to wind farm developer Greentech Energy Systems.

Aluminium producer Alcoa has announced it has developed a new set of aluminium-based solutions for the aerospace market that are said to enable the buildin

Composite materials supplier Hexcel has opened a new sales office in Moscow, Russia.

Energetx Composites of the USA and wind turbine blade designer Aeroblade of Spain have entered into a Manufacturing Master Supply Agreement through which E

Siemens has installed the first prototype of its 6 MW offshore wind turbine, the SWT-6.0-120, with direct drive technology.

Hexcel has announced that its test laboratory at Duxford, Cambridge, UK, has been certified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for the mechanical and analytical te

Audi has employed lightweight materials including carbon fibre composite to reduce the weight of its new, limited edition R8 GT Spyder sports car.

Bombardier has begun installing semi-automated jigs at its new wing facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to support assembly of the composite wings for i

Automotive supplier Johnson Controls is working with industry partners to develop a lightweight automotive design concept based on composites that will red

REpower saw a 4% drop in net income for the fiscal year 2010/2011 to €55.6 million, which has been a tough year for the wind power industry.

Wind turbine prices will continue to drop as a result of persisent problems in the supply chain, according to a new report.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) will be exhibiting on the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) stand at the Paris Air Show later this month.

A diverse renewable portfolio helps China hold top position in global energy rankings

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

Ashland Performance Materials will showcase its portfolio of wind energy products at the Offshore Wind China 2011 in Shanghai this month.

Evance Wind Turbines’ R9000 5 kW small wind turbine has been granted Conditional Temporary Certification (Conditional Certification) by the Small Wind Cert

VISTAGY Inc has announced that MBDA Missile Systems has purchased its FiberSIM®) software to develop composite components for missile subsystems, missile a

On 15 June 2011, 'Global Wind Day', citizens from around the world can discover the benefits of wind energy while having fun, says the Global Wind Energy C

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

Boeing and Japanese airline ANA have announced they will work together to help prove the 787 Dreamliner's readiness to enter service on a commercial basis,

Gamesa has inaugurated its fifth factory, which will assemble 2 MW nacelles for the G9X wind turbine range with an annual capacity of 500 MW, in China in t

The Vistas Hotel in Benidorm, Spain, has been given a new composite facade, made up of white gel-coated glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) sections produ

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