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Composite applications news, February 2012

Innovative Composites International Inc (ICI), a producer of composite products for housing and transportation, has signed an agreement with RedLeaf Homes

The Airbus A350 XWB aircraft's new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB – has successfully made its maiden flight aboard Airbus’ dedicated A380 'Flying-Test-

Nordex saw an operating loss (EBIT) of €29.7 million in 2011, compared to an EBIT of €40.1m in 2010 due to decreased sales and one-off costs.

Suzlon has completed testing and certification of its S95 Standard Temperature Version (STV) 2.1 MW wind turbine in its 50 Hz and 60 Hz variants, achieving

GE Energy Financial Services and JP Morgan will invest US$225 million in NextEra Energy Resources' 662.5 MW Capricorn Ridge wind farm in West Texas, USA.

CCS Composites, a subsidiary of TenCate Advanced Composites, has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

Plastics suppliers Borealis and Borouge will exhibit their latest glass reinforced polypropylene materials at the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering c

The Chilean Government has launched an international tender call for three land-use concessions for up to 150 MW each of onshore wind.

Gamesa will supply five of its G97 2 MW wind turbines for the 10 MW wind farm planned in Highgate, Ontario, Canada, marking the first Canadian project for

SSE Renewables has received consent for an offshore wind turbine test facility at Hunterston from North Ayrshire Council in Scotland.

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

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond has welcomed a blueprint to streamline the scoping, planning and consenting of offshore wind, wave and tidal develo

The EU is already ahead of the energy trajectory mapped out in the NREAPs with 145 Mtoe compared to the 136.8 MW estimated for 2010, and only needs another

Renewable Energy Focus is planning a UK Offshore Wind supplement to go alongside the May/June issue.

Viking Yachts uses Delcam's PowerMILL CAM milling software in the machining of its composite yacht parts.

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

The Spanish wind power sector experienced the slowest growth ever recorded in percentage terms with a 5.1% increase in accumulated power to just under 21.7

DONG Energy has opened the 367.2 MW Walney offshore wind farm in the UK.

Japanese carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc and UK automotive design company Gordon Murray Design Ltd have signed a technical partnership partn

Suzlon Energy Ltd has revealed plans for a potential 400 MW wind turbine manufacturing facility in South Africa.

Vestas fell into a net loss of €166 million in 2011, compared to a profit of €156m in 2010, during what the company terms “a very challenging year”.

Over 41 GW of new wind power was installed in 2011, up 21% from 2010, bringing the total to over 238 GW, says the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

At a meeting of the Offshore Developers Forum, co-chaired by Department of Energy and Climate Change Minister Charles Hendry, it has been put forward that

3TIER's wind performance map of Europe for 2011 shows that wind speeds were 5-10% above normal in northern Europe, and up to 10% below normal in southern E

Equipment supplier MAG IAS says its GEMINI Composite Processing System is capable of switching from automated fibre placement to automated tape laying in a

Italian boat builder Mattia's Mattia 60 catamaran was constructed using a vacuum infusion process to produce a vessel with reduced weight and greater speed

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) plans to place its first European offshore wind project in Methil, Fife, in Scotland, creating over 500 jobs.

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

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has launched the Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) which will aim to accelerate the developm

Nammo Composite Solutions has signed an agreement with Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Arizona, USA, to support the development and manufacturing of a

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are partnering to explore how renewable energy can help the US Departmen

Resintex Technology Srl is exhibiting new composite product ranges at the Seatec 2012 marine show in Italy this month.

Nordex will assemble and install the 30 MW Barbers wind farm consisting of 12 of its N90/2500 wind turbines for Eolia Renovables, in Spain.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of January 2012.

Gamesa and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating on next generation wind turbines for the US market.

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