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Composites news, April 2009

Chinese suppliers of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems have installed or have orders for plants with the total electrical capacity of over 500,000 MW

Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) has completed the delivery of 18 large bore, fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) tanks to a chlor-alkali producer.

The year ahead will be tough for wind energy whereas solar power will experience an uptick in 2009, according to analyst Emerging Energy Research (EER).

The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) annual wind energy industry rankings report shows that wind energy leaders in several categories maintained t

One of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers is to shed 1900 manufacturing jobs in the UK and Denmark.

Applied Chemical Laboratories Inc has developed an environmentally friendly solvent formulated to remove epoxy and polyester resins from manufacturing equi

A fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite structure made with the corrosion-resistant Vipel® vinyl ester resin from AOC has been applied to an odour contr

LM Glasfiber saw a 53% jump in revenues to €885 million and recorded an operating profit of €91m in 2008.

The UK's wind power industry has given a thumbs up to a £525 million support package in Budget 2009, and believes that this will enable the industry to unl

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) subsidiary Airtricity and Fluor Ltd are creating a new consortium to bid for the exclusive rights to develop windfarms u

A fabric cutter designed for use in cutting very long pieces of composite materials is being introduced by Lectra, the French supplier of specialised softw

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has delivered his latest budget, which includes £1.4 billion of extra targeted support in the low car

A line of Type 27 flexible mesh abrasive wheels in several grades for grinding, sanding, and preparing the surfaces of composite wind turbine blades, fibre

Siemens has received a turnkey order for the supply of 13 of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines from EnerjiSA Power Generating Company for Çanakkale-Mahmudiye w

Energy Composites Corporation has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the City of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA, to acquire a 54 acre parcel of land fo

Solar Team Twente will use advanced composite materials from TenCate for its solar powered car, which will participate in the 10th World Solar Challenge in

Energy Composites Corporation has launched a composites-in-wind-energy programme, WindFiber™, under which it will carry out wind-related innovation, engine

Multibrid, a subsidiary of AREVA, will supply 80 M5000 5 MW offshore wind turbines for the 400 MW Global Tech 1 windfarm 90 km from the coast in the German

AGL Energy Ltd has entered into agreements for the construction of the 132 MW Hallett 4 windfarm at North Brown Hill in South Australia.

DONG Energy has installed the first offshore wind turbine at its Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm project in the Thames Estuary off the East coast of Engl

HOBAS’ centrifugally cast glass fibre reinforced plastics (CC-GRP) pipes are being applied to a hydropower station at the estuary of the rivers Pöls and Mu

Graco® will exhibit its fluid handling equipment for wind energy manufacturing applications at the WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition on 4-7 May, 200

MAG is introducing rapid material placement and quick-cure moulding systems that reduce lay-up infusion and curing time by 50%, double throughput and incre

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