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Composites news, May 2011

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called for urgent action to exploit Japan’s wind power potential.

Gamesa is selling the 48 MW wind farm in the Pomorskie region of Poland to the utility PGE Energia Odnawialna.

Vestas will deliver 149.9 MW worth of wind turbines to an undisclosed project in Canada.

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

Dow Formulated Systems is introducing the COMPAXX™ 700 foam core material for use in the manufacture of wind turbine blades.

Wind turbine maker Nordex has purchased VISTAGY Inc's FiberSIM® software to streamline its design-to-manufacturing process for composite wind turbine blade

ForWind and Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) are setting up the National Wind Energy Research Association to cooper

Vestas says it can confirm it is in negotiations with GP Wind regarding a 92 MW wind turbine order in India.

Siemens Energy is opening a US wind service distribution center in Woodward, OK, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

DNV and the Swedish Transmission Research Institute (STRI) are cooperating on solutions for power transmission in the offshore and wind energy sectors.

The Gainesville, Texas, plant of Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) has celebrated the shipment of its 1000th set of 37 m composite wind turbine blades.

Caledonia Green Innovation Ltd presented its Sycamore vertical axis-wind turbine and Nymph hydro unit at All-Energy in Aberdeen, Scotland.

New company TULiPPS™ Solar BV has been established to commercialise a lightweight solar photovoltaic (PV) module that harnesses the benefits of automotive-

UK project Fibrecycle has developed high performance, low cost co-mingled carbon fibre thermoplastic yarns and fabrics, with funding support from the UK's

The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has announced a project to develop wind turbine blades over 90 m long for the next generation offshore wind turb

Composite materials supplier Gurit will showcase its latest wind energy products at the WINDPOWER 2011 exhibition in California next week.

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

Galvao Energia has ordered 40 Vestas 2 MW wind turbines for a wind farm project in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Gamesa has seen a 67% jump in net profit to €13 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2011 with international markets driving sales.

Turkey is building a 72 MW wind turbine in Kayseri using 36 of Vestas 2 MW wind turbines.

Collier Research Corporation has released Version 6 of its HyperSizer® design, analysis and optimisation software for composite and metallic designs.

Vestas has signed an option agreement for land at the Port of Sheerness, Kent, UK, for the potential building of an offshore wind turbine manufacturing and

RenewableUK warns against reducing the UK’s 2020 offshore wind targets in response to the recent report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

The health and safety of wind technicians working on site at wind farms is taking center stage as North America reached over 40 GW of installed wind capaci

WebCore Technologies LLC's new TYCOR® W5 core material is designed for use in the manufacture of longer, heavier wind turbine blades.

Gamesa will deliver 300 MW of wind turbines to China Resources Power’s renewable energy arm, China Resources New Energy Group.

Over the past few years Scottish tank producer Forbes has gradually increased its export business to now account for 20% of turnover.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), Richmond Aerovac and GRPMS will exhibit products for the manufacture of composite wind turbine blades at the All-Energ

There is a need for specific offshore wind regulations to prevent accidents when developing offshore wind farms, according to offshore safety professionals

Vestas has seen its net loss more than double to €85 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010 due to a low level of ac

Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm, the 48.3 MW EnBW Baltic 1, has been commissioned in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Germany.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will analyst and test a 3 MW Alstom Eco 100 wind turbine at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center near Bou

REpower AG will supply a total of 110 MW of wind turbines for wind farms in Canada.

Cytec Industries Inc's Engineered Materials business has joined IMAST, a technology cluster located in Italy which supports collaboration between universit

Vestas will deliver 100 MW worth of wind turbines to an undisclosed customer for a project in the Shandong Province, China.

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