GWEC report indicates wind industry resilience, but a need to triple installation for net zero

Despite marking 2020 as the best year in history for the global wind industry, GWEC warns that new wind power capacity needs to be installed three times faster over the next decade to achieve global climate targets.


DecomBlades consortium awarded funding for a cross-sector wind turbine blade recycling project

A 10-partner consortium has received funding for a three-year R&D project aiming at commercialization of sustainable techniques for recycling wind blades.  
#siemensgamesa #sustainability #vestas


Siemens Gamesa closes two Spanish wind blade plants

Lack of market demand and long-term sustainability results in the Somozas and Cuenca plants and a collective dismissal agreement for up to 266 employees.


The markets: Renewable energy (2021)

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains the world’s largest market for glass fiber-reinforced composites.
#siemensgamesa #feature #vestas


People in Composites: August 2020

CW’s monthly roundup of changing leadership in the composites industry includes Gurit, TPI, Tooling Tech Group, Wisk and more.
#workforcedevelopment #vestas #siemensgamesa


People in Composites: June 2020

Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes. 
#lockheedmartin #sustainability #workforcedevelopment


Siemens Gamesa to expand wind turbine nacelle capacity in Taiwan

The expansion is designed to support the 300-MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind farm and is expected to strengthen the localized nacelle supply chain.
#sustainability #windblades #siemensgamesa


Siemens Gamesa's 14-MW offshore wind turbines to power 2.6-GW Dominion Energy project

All wind turbines for the 2,640-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind commercial project are expected to be installed by 2026.
#windblades #siemensgamesa


Siemens Gamesa launches 14-MW offshore direct drive turbine

The SG 14-222 DD wind turbine 108-meter blades, a lightweight nacelle and more.   
#siemensgamesa #sustainability #space


Siemens Gamesa completes acquisition of Portuguese wind blade plant

Senvion’s Ria Blades factory in Vagos, Portugal, widens Siemens Gamesa’s global footprint and strengthens the wind manufacturer’s position in a competitive onshore business environment. 
#windblades #siemensgamesa


Offshore wind expands in Europe, Japan and, potentially, in the Northeast U.S.

Hundreds of offshore turbines will be installed in Europe and Asia, but the U.S. falls behind waiting on a green light from the government.
#regulation #infrastructure #vestas


Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.
#generalmotors #honda #cuttingtools


Siemens Gamesa to acquire selected assets of Senvion

The acquisition, to close in the first half of 2020, will include wind turbine service and operations assets and an onshore blade manufacturing facility.
#windblades #regulation #siemensgamesa


Siemens Gamesa to build world's largest wind turbine test stand

The company’s site in Aalborg, Denmark will be capable of performing full-scale tests on the next generations of rotor blades. 
#windblades #regulation #siemensgamesa


Siemens announces spinoff Gas and Power company

Siemens’ Gas and Power will be an independent company to combine Siemens’ renewable energy, oil and gas and other energy-related businesses.
#sustainability #siemensgamesa


U.S. states set gigawatt goals for offshore wind

Three different states plan for gigawatt grids, powered by wind turbines with >90-meter-long composite blades, to help combat climate change.
#workforcedevelopment #siemensgamesa #windblades


Siemens Gamesa launches 10-MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa’s new, 10-MW turbine features 94-m-long blades and is said to be capable of supplying about 10,000 European households with electricity for a year.
#windblades #siemensgamesa #vestas


Wind energy: A worldwide phenomenon

The wind energy industry is now operative in a genuinely worldwide marketplace.
#windblades #sustainability #siemensgamesa


Service & repair: Optimizing wind power’s grid impact

As wind farms surge into the electrical mainstream, a fast-growing industry works to maximize the service lives of the composite blades that harvest the power of the wind.
#gerenewable #siemensgamesa #uas


Siemens Gamesa partners with Shanghai Electric to reinforce offshore strategy

8MW Direct Drive wind turbines will be produced by Shanghai Electric for the Chinese offshore market.
#siemensgamesa #windblades