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Composites news, June 2011

A report commissioned by The Crown Estate, UK, and undertaken by BVG Associates, concludes that £2 billion will be spent annually on the manufacture of com

Several companies are discussing fundamentally different strategies for either global outsourcing for components or internally combining manufacturing proc

Iberdrola Renewables and AREVA will bid for two of the five offshore wind farm zones that will be launched by the French Government in July.

DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have agreed to construct the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the UK under a 50/50 partnership.

The cement kiln route is the most sustainable solution for waste management of glass fibre reinforced thermoset parts and is compliant with EU legislation,

A wind turbine nacelle testing facility is planned for 2014 in Bremerhaven, Germany, with backing from Federal and state governments.

DSM Composite Resins has introduced a new vinyl ester resin for the manufacture of composite components that come into contact with food and drinking water

Bayer MaterialScience LLC and Composites One have announced a distribution agreement under which Composites One will sell Bayer MaterialScience’s polyureth

Svitzer UK and Sanderson Maritime have launched an offshore ‘hotel’ concept for accommodation for the offshore renewable sector.

Gamesa has secured a site for its Offshore Wind Technology Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, which could see the creation of 40 jobs.

The first foundation at 295 MW Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium has been installed.

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

WinWinD is investing €8 million to develop a 3 MW arctic wind turbine as part of a European consortium.

WinWinD will supply, commission and operate a 250 MW wind farm in India under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Suryachakra Green Power.

REpower Systems SE will deliver 13 of its 3.4M104 wind turbines to Alerion CleanPower SpA for the 44 MW San Marco in Lamis wind farm in Italy.

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

GE will supply 40 of its 2.5 MW wind turbines for four wind farms in Laholm, Boxholm and Mjölby in Southern Sweden for Stena Renewable Wind Energy Company

Excellent Pipes Company LLC has won a Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award 10th Cycle (2010-2011).

Siemens plans to invest over €150 million over the next two years to expand its wind power business.

The new LM Wind Power blade will be the longest composite blade structure in the world at 73.5 m (equivalent to a 24 storey building), creating an impressi

Wind power could avoid €23.7 billion in fuel costs from coal, gas and oil for electricity production in 2015, according to the European Wind Energy Associa

Alstom will build and service three wind farms in Brazil for Brasventos SA under a €200 million contract.

SWAY, which is planning to develop a 10 MW floating offshore wind turbine, has installed its first prototype off the coast of Bergen, Norway.

Vestas is confirming negotiations on a 300 MW wind turbine order for Canada.

Gamesa is selling a 30 MW wind farm development in Tarragona, Spain, to wind farm developer Greentech Energy Systems.

Energetx Composites of the USA and wind turbine blade designer Aeroblade of Spain have entered into a Manufacturing Master Supply Agreement through which E

Siemens has installed the first prototype of its 6 MW offshore wind turbine, the SWT-6.0-120, with direct drive technology.

Hexcel has announced that its test laboratory at Duxford, Cambridge, UK, has been certified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for the mechanical and analytical te

REpower saw a 4% drop in net income for the fiscal year 2010/2011 to €55.6 million, which has been a tough year for the wind power industry.

Wind turbine prices will continue to drop as a result of persisent problems in the supply chain, according to a new report.

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

Ashland Performance Materials will showcase its portfolio of wind energy products at the Offshore Wind China 2011 in Shanghai this month.

Evance Wind Turbines’ R9000 5 kW small wind turbine has been granted Conditional Temporary Certification (Conditional Certification) by the Small Wind Cert

On 15 June 2011, 'Global Wind Day', citizens from around the world can discover the benefits of wind energy while having fun, says the Global Wind Energy C

Gamesa has inaugurated its fifth factory, which will assemble 2 MW nacelles for the G9X wind turbine range with an annual capacity of 500 MW, in China in t

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