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Composite applications news, December 2011

Gamesa and Iberdrola have signed a new framework agreement for a minimum of 50% of the total wind turbine fleet Iberdrola buys for its renewable energy bus

Trends in automotive construction on VDI conference agenda

Lightweight automotive construction will be one of the topics discussed at the International VDI Conference: Plastics in Automobile Manufacture taking plac

Nordex is one step closer to series production of the N117/2400 onshore wind turbine with the installation of the first unit at the Stadum citizens’ wind f

Ashland Performance Materials has launched an expanded page for its Derakane resin on the Ashland website and closed the Derakane.com website.

Boeing's first South Carolina-built 787 Dreamliner has put weight on wheels for the first time. The site will deliver its first aircraft next year.

Epic Electric Vehicles (Epic EV) has be selected to produce lightweight composite bodies for the new DeLorean Motor Company electric vehicle (DMC-EV) slate

Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions' Coast Composites business unit has achieved AS9100 Rev C certification.

ITT Exelis has reached the halfway point in the construction of its new composites design and manufacturing centre for aerospace structures.

Local Power Inc has received a 'Notice-To-Proceed' from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), to write several Requests for Proposals (RFP

Formtech Composites launched it vision of an electric vehicle (EV) at Frankfurt’s IAA Motorshow. The E1 research study provides the base for a number of co

The City of Austin, TX, Southern Oregon University, the Bank of Georgetown (DC and MD), Stevens Pass, Diamond Packaging, and Sandy Alexander have been the

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

Siemens and Shanghai Electric will set up two joint ventures (JVs) for the Chinese wind power market.

Park Electrochemical Corp has announced the opening of the major expansion of its composite aerospace materials, parts and assemblies manufacturing and des

New company Stratolaunch Systems is developing an air-launch system which it says will revolutionise space travel.

Goodrich's Aerostructures business is to install a third Mongoose automated fibre placement (AFP) system from Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.

Lincoln Composites is participating in a US Department of Energy (DOE) project to reduce the costs associated with high-pressure hydrogen storage vessels f

Heatcon Composite Systems has won a US$2.6 million contract to provide the US army with equipment to repair composite aircraft in remote locations.

To meet growing demand for its products, Spirit AeroSystems Inc is to move production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fixed leading edge composite wing compon

Airbus has started joining the first 21 m long front fuselage section for the A350 XWB in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Etihad Airways has announced an order for ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, making Etihad the world's largest customer for this aircraft.

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

Principle Power Inc and Energias de Portugal (EDP) have deployed the first full-scale, 2 MW offshore WindFloat offshore wind turbine solution off the coast

North American car maker General Motors (GM) and carbon fibre producer Teijin Ltd have announced plans to co-develop carbon fibre composite technologies fo

Ampere Equity Fund, managed by Triodos Investment Management, has acquired 90% of four onshore wind farms from DunoAir totalling 51 MW and an option to buy

Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new achievements for both speed and distance for the aircraft's weight class.

The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed first flight of the second X-47B unmanned air vehicle (UAV), for which GKN Aerospace has desig

If projections for EU renewable energy developments are realised, the European market is set for huge growth this decade, according to the European Energy

AREVA Wind has extended its M5000 offshore wind turbine platform with the M5000-135, featuring a 135 m rotor.

Spanish car manufacturer GTA Motor is using prepregs from Advanced Composites Group (ACG) to create its Spano super sports car.

3B-the fibreglass company is introducing a range of reinforcements designed for specific resin systems used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades. The

Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a US$46 million advance procurement contract for work on the US Navy's third Zumwalt-class destroyer, DDG 1002. The m

RenewableUK has welcomed a series of UK Government announcements giving strong support to the renewable energy sector.

Seventeen EU countries have over 141 GW in total of offshore wind energy capacity built, under construction, consented, or planned in Europe.

Wind Energy Services Company (WES), a specialist in repair of composite components such as blades, nacelles and nose cones, has expanded its services and e

According to the Airbus Global Market Forecast, the USA and Canada will require 5901 new passenger aircraft of more than 100 seats between today and 2030.

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

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

The European Investment Bank will provide £150 million of long-term funding to Vattenfall's 300 MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.

REpower Systems SE will install two of its 6M offshore wind turbines for RWE Innogy near Eemshaven, the Netherlands.

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