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Composite applications news, August 2011

GE Global Research is looking into wind turbine generators in the 10-15 MW range using MRI technology under a two-year, US$3 million project from the US De

US headquartered Brunswick Corporation has sold its Sealine brand of boats, based in Kidderminster, UK, to The Oxford Investment Group.

Alliant Techsystems has officially opened its new Aircraft Commercial Centre of Excellence (ACCE) in Clearfield, Utah, USA, which will support high rate co

Iberdrola Renewables has begun the installation process of the 400 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm off the German coast of the Baltic Sea.

Gurit, which manufactures carbon composite body panels for the automotive industry at a facility on the Isle of Wight, UK, has secured Lloyd’s Register Qua

A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the USA wants President Obama to provide better conditions for wind power developmen

DTE Energy has signed a contract to purchase 120 MW from a wind farm in Tuscola, Bay and Saginaw counties, MI, USA.

Providing renewable energy to the 1.4 billion people living without electricity is the No. 1 priority of the United Nations, says UN's Secretary General Ba

UK wind generation more than doubled in the second quarter (Q2) of 2011, rising 131.1%, compared to the same period last year.

Neptune Wind LLC is planning a 500 MW offshore wind farm between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, USA.

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has provided an update on its relocation to a new aerospace manufacturing facility in south-we

Clipper Wind Power has scrapped the 10 MW Britannia wind turbine project for the UK Round 3 offshore wind development.

Statkraft will build the 60 MW Stamåsen 1 wind farm in Sweden in addition to another wind farm already under construction in Central Sweden.

Composites Horizons Inc (CHI) has been chosen by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) to produce a second exhaust duct for the company's Preda

Atlantis Resources Corporation has connected its 1 MW AR1000 tidal turbine to the grid at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, UK.

Boeing forecasts that air carriers in Russia and CIS will take delivery of 1080 new aircraft over the next 20 years at an investment of US$110 billion.

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America has ordered 112 units of Vestas’ V100 1.8 MW wind turbines, totalling 202 MW, for a project in the US.

DSM reports that is composite materials have been used to build a school in India.

The US Department of Energy has announced more than US$175 million over the next 3-5 years to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle

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

STRUCTeam Ltd has won a contract to engineer the first example of a new class of sailing yacht being built to the Wally Cento 'box' rule. The 100 ft (30 m)

Tooling and production materials from Huntsman Advanced Materials have been selected to construct a new One Design carbon composite racing yacht,CODE8, man

The first Airbus A350 XWB centre wing box, which is made from 40% carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), has been delivered to Airbus’ facility in St Naza

The second quarter of 2011 has seen healthy growth in installed wind power capacity in the US.

The 288MW offshore wind farm Meerwind off the coast of Germany is expected to be completed by 2013.

The Composites Association of New Zealand (CANZ) is sponsoring a seminar showcasing composites technologies which can help rebuild cities following earthqu

The Windquest Group, a US private investment group, has made an investment in Energetx Composites of Holland, Michigan. The proceeds of the investment will

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will enter into service has been unveiled. The aircraft bears the livery of launch customer ANA.

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

The bodywork of the Nuna 6 solar powered car designed by the Nuon Solar Team of Delft University, the Netherlands, consists of a composite sandwich structu

228 GE wind turbines will be sent to Wind Capital Group projects in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Wind power capacity will increase but EU member states will have vastly different growth rates, according to the EWEA.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan's new building features a spherical composite conference room developed using structural engineering expert

LAMILUX has announced that it can manufacture carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) sheets in widths up to 3.2 m in a continuous production process.

The wind turbine manufacturer credits internationalisation and efficiency for increases in its income and revenue.

South Africa’s news 20-year plan calls for 42% of new energy generation capacity to come from renewable sources.

Barrday Composite Solutions will display its aircraft interior prepreg products and adhesives at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Seattle, Washington, next m

Brunswick Corporation has announced that it will establish a manufacturing plant in Brazil to produce boats for Brazil and the surrounding region.

The final wind turbine has been installed on Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm in Barrow off the coast of North-West England.

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

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