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Composites news, August 2010

PNE WIND AG has completed its second wind farm repowering project with the Görike wind farm in Brandenburg, Germany, quintupling the output.

Gurit has officially inaugurated the new production site of its tooling business Red Maple in China. The facility allows for the development and manufactur

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Wind turbine blade supplier TPI Composites Inc has announced plans to open a wind blade innovation centre in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA, to support its

REpower has officially opened its new wind turbine technology centre in Osterrönfeld in the Rendsburg-Eckernförde district, Germany.

Chinese manufacturing company Xiangtan Electrical Manufacturing Corporation Ltd (XEMC) may set up wind turbine production facilities in Northern Ireland.

Scotland’s offshore wind industry could contribute £7.1 billion of investment and create up to 28,000 direct jobs by 2020, according to Scottish Renewables

Chemicals company BASF will showcase its products for the manufacture of wind turbines at the Husum WindEnergy trade show in September.

More training courses for wind farm installation will be offered throughout Turkey due to high demand, GL Garrad Hassan says.

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Moroccan power utility ONE is building a 200 MW wind farm outside Tarfaya.

Airborne International BV has attracted a €9 million investment from Holland Private Equity to accelerate the growth of the company. The funds will be used

Nearly a year since Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas closed its blade facility on the Isle of Wight, former workers have formed a company that manuf

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing rules that will cut emissions of mercury and other harmful pollutants from Portland cement manufact

The Dow Chemical Company, through its Venture Capital group, has made a minority equity investment in wind turbine blade technology specialist Blade Dynami

Vestas has seen a €162 million tumble in net profit to a loss of €119m in the second quarter (Q2) of 2010, and downgrades its full year forecast.

US company RL Industries has fabricated three large composite storage tanks for a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia.

Goldhofer, a heavy haulage and special transportation specialist, has launched a flatbed semi-trailer for transporting wind turbine blades up to 62 m.

Statoil’s Hywind floating offshore wind turbine foundations could be used in Scotland, according to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Denmark’s Risø DTU is building a test centre for large wind turbines at Østerild in North-Western Jutland.

Gurit has completed the development of a new range of PVC structural foam core materials designed for use in the manufacture of wind turbine rotor blades i

The Department of Energy (DoE) is targeting 50 GW of offshore wind until 2030.

Indian Energy has fully commissioned its 16.5 MW Theni wind farm and the associated substation.

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ZCL Composites Inc, a Canadian manufacturer of composite tanks for the petroleum industry, reports revenue of $31.0 million for the second quarter (Q2), e

Wind Simplicity Inc is in the final in the 2010 Design for Recycling® competition for its commitment to recycling in its design and manufacture of its Wind

HgCapital has bought a 44 MW wind farm in Malå, Västerbotten, Sweden, which will be developed by NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB.

Vestas will deliver 140 units of its V112-3.0 MW wind turbine to AGL Energy Ltd and Meridian’s 420 MW Macarthur wind farm in Australia.

Siemens Energy is supplying 98 wind turbines for the 227.5 MW Crossroads wind power plant in Oklahoma, USA for Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E).

Norwegian EnSol AS is developing a solar thin-film technology to be used on windows with a potential to reach over 20% efficiency and be commercially avail

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German wind developer Pro Ventum International and GE are building a 90 MW wind farm about 250 km northeast of Bangkok, Thailand.

With a record number of wind power additions in 2009, the U.S. is second only to China.

Four UK offshore wind demonstration sites, each 100 MW or less, have been awarded by the Crown Estate to four companies.

Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) is to fabricate 76 large diameter chemical storage tanks for a mining company's new nickel processing plant in Newfound

ACCIONA Energy is building a 45 MW wind farm in Lamèque, New Brunswick, Canada, representing an investment of C$115 million.

Ameron International Corp has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with HD Supply Utilities for the distribution of Ameron’s uPole® composite utility

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Development of offshore wind farms in Poland has been slow, despite the country's leadership of the wind energy sector in Central and Eastern Europe, raisi

REpower Systems AG has launched a wind farm repowering project in the district of Dithmarschen (Schleswig-Holstein) with Repowering Kronprinzenkoog GbR inc

A preview of the COMPOSITE EUROPE 2010 exhibition will be published in the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

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