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Composites news, December 2009

Vestas will deliver 50 of its V100 1.8 MW and 25 of its V90 2.0 MW wind turbines to Bulgaria and Romania.

Scottish and Southern Energy Plc (SSE) will acquire a 25.1% stake in the 367 MW Walney offshore wind farm west of the Isle of Walney in the Irish Sea, from

Angstron Materials Inc, a producer of nano graphene platelets (NGPs), has been awarded US$1.494 million from the US Commerce Department’s National Institut

Siemens and DONG Energy have expanded their record offshore wind turbine supply agreement from March as Siemens is to provide 75 of its 3.6 MW offshore win

Power Composites will manufacture and deliver wind turbine blades for more than 200 MW for PowerWind’s wind turbine installations in its European market un

DONG Energy is acquiring PNE Wind AG's 50% ownership interest in each of the two German offshore wind turbine projects Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2.

Nordex USA has received an order for 8 N100 wind turbines to be installed at a 20 MW wind farm in Glenmore, Wisconsin outside of Green Bay, USA.

A new partnership between automotive supplier Magna and the National Research Council Canada (NRC) will see the formation of a Composite Centre of Excellen

Gurit has confirmed the closing of the acquisition of Suzhou Red Maple Wind Blade Mould Co Ltd of China.

LM Glasfiber, the independent manufacturer of wind turbine blades, is entering into a three-year research project supported by the Danish National Advanced

The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) is changing name to RenewableUK to reflect the increasing amount of renewable energy the organisation covers.

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

UK’s Ofgem E-Serve has announced a short list of firms for the first 9 offshore wind farm links projects following the first tender to run transmission con

German wind turbine blade maker SGL Rotec GmbH & Co KG has announced a long-term agreement with BARD Emden Energy GmbH & Co KG for the delivery of blades f

REpower UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of REpower Systems AG, will develop two wind farms totalling 30.75 MW in County Durham in the North East of England u

LM Glasfiber will produce wind turbine blades for Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd’s new 2.5 MW wind turbine.

The sounds produced by wind turbines are not harmful to human health, concludes an expert panel in its report to the wind energy associations in the United

Siemens Energy says it will establish its UK wind turbine generator R&D competence centre at the University of Sheffield.

A survey of residents along the northeastern US coast indicates that 57% of respondents now support a controversial offshore wind farm, up from 44% in the

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

The European Commission has granted €1.5 billion to offshore wind farms and carbon capture & storage (CCS) schemes that will relaunch Europe’s economy and

The Scottish Government has approved a second extension to a wind farm near Glasgow, boosting the capacity of the Whitelee Windfarm to 593 MW.

The UK New and Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) will build a £15 million facility for testing offshore wind turbine blades of up to 100 m in length.

Three manufacturing firms in the US state of Michigan have been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds to help them diversify

A waste-to-energy incineration plant in Norway is employing fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composite chimney liners manufactured by Tunetanken AS of Denmar

Corrosion-resistant composite components are being used in a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) unit recently installed by American Electric Power (AEP

GE will supply wind turbines worth US$1.4 billion to Caithness Energy for the 845 MW Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon, USA.

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is investing £126.5 million into Clipper Windpower Plc and intends to reach ownership of 49.5% of Clipper.

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated US$34.7 million to establish a Carbon Fibre Technology

Owens Corning is doubling its capacity to manufacture glass fibre technical fabrics in Brazil to meet growing demand from the wind energy industry.

Swiss composite materials company Gurit has signed an agreement to acquire Suzhou Red Maple Wind Blade Mould Co Ltd of China, strengthening Gurit’s positio

The new Blade Test Center Gujarat (BTCG) of Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon has successfully completed tests on a new wind turbine rotor blade usin

Westech Aerosol, a speciality industrial adhesives manufacturer, has developed an adhesive specifically for the vacuum infusion process.

REpower Systems AG has signed a delivery agreement to provide enXco with 70 REpower MM92 2.05 MW wind turbines for a wind farm project in the West Coast ma

Siemens Energy has installed a prototype of its SWT-3.0-101 DD direct drive 3 MW wind turbine close to the Danish town of Brande.

Nine countries including the UK signed up to develop an integrated offshore wind grid in the North and Irish Seas.

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

Clipper Windpower Inc is exporting 27 of its 2.5 MW wind turbines to Mexico, backed by a US$80.66 million direct loan from the Export-Import Bank of the Un

Siemens Energy will supply 28 of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines to Meridian Energy for the Te Uku wind power project near Hamilton, New Zealand.

The Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm consists of 25 wind turbines with a total output of 90 MW, and is the biggest wind farm in Wales.

ACCIONA Energy has completed construction of its largest wind farm in the world and the largest facility in Latin America.

Clipper Windpower Plc and its subsidiary Clipper Windpower Development Corporation have sold 28 Liberty 2.5 MW wind turbines totalling 70 MW, and its Maryl

The world will need to invest US$3.2 trillion if it is to generate 12% of electricity from wind power by 2050, and the International Energy Agency says the

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

As part of the UK Composites Strategy launched last week, a competition is being launched that will see £5 million awarded to British business to develop i

SGL Group's 50k heavy tow carbon fibre has been approved by Ger­manischer Lloyd Wind Energy GmbH (GL Wind) for the wind energy industry.

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