Wind and energy is the fastest growing end market for composite materials. Wind blades, oil rig tubulars, solar panel frames and other structures are forecast to consume more composite materials than any other market over the next decade.
Massive growth, complex blade designs reopen challenging market in wind energy niche.
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The facility, in the UK, offers short- and long-term pressure testing of composite pipes up to 500 bar and at temperatures up to 80°CSuzlon opens blade science center in Denmark CompositesWorld
The center, in Vejle, Denmark, will focus on developing blades and control systems to help maximize levelized cost of energy in wind turbines.Airborne International acquires Aviation Enterprises Ltd. CompositesWorld
UK-based Aviation Enterprises Ltd. specializes in design, development, manufacturing and testing of sub-sea composite structures.Siemens in talks to acquire Gamesa CompositesWorld
The merger, if completed, would create the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer.Siemens receives first offshore wind order for Finland CompositesWorld
The company will supply, install and commission 10 wind turbines.