#WINDBLADES

Materials

Recycling end-of-life composite parts: New methods, markets

From infrastructure solutions to consumer products, Polish recycler Anmet and Netherlands-based researchers are developing new methods for repurposing wind turbine blades and other composite parts.
#trends #infrastructure #sustainability

Wind/Energy

GE to supply 14-MW Haliade-X wind turbines to Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Confirmed as the supplier for all three of the U.K. offshore wind farm’s phases, GE will begin installing its most powerful, 14-MW turbine variants in 2025.
#gerenewable #windblades

Wind/Energy

Vestas wins 234 MW order for two U.S. projects

The projects consist of 58 wind turbines, with wind turbine delivery scheduled for the third and fourth quarter of 2021.
#windblades

Glass Fibers

GE announces U.S. blade recycling contract with Veolia

Decommissioned composite wind turbine blades will be recycled into cement production to replace raw material needs, while still enabling a net-positive environmental impact.
#sustainability #windblades #gerenewable

Wind/Energy

Siemens Gamesa powers carbon-free future with green hydrogen

The Brande Hydrogen pilot project aims to produce green hydrogen directly from wind energy with no connection to an electricity grid. First test runs are planned for Dec. 2020 and hydrogen production by Jan. 2021.
#windblades

Carbon Fibers

GE launches Cypress 6.0-164 onshore wind turbine

GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbine available, features two-piece carbon fiber blade for flexible logistic solutions, increases annual energy production by 11%.
#gerenewable #windblades #trends

Pultrusion

Capital injection enables Fiberline Composite wind sector growth

ABN AMRO’s Energy Transition Fund acquired 34% of Fiberline shares, implements ambitious growth strategy for pultruded wind blades.
#windblades

Wind/Energy

EIT InnoEnergy becomes Nabrawind shareholder

The investment in Nabrawind will boost several company projects, including its Nabrajoint modular blade technology.
#windblades

Wind/Energy

The markets: Oil and gas (2021)

Composites continue to play a critical role in onshore hydraulic fracturing, and thermoplastic composites are on the rise for deepwater pipelines.
#multitudeofmarkets #windblades #cuttingtools

Glass Fibers

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.
#outofautoclave #sustainability #multitudeofmarkets

Wind/Energy

NREL, Arkema research recyclable, thermoplastic composite wind turbine blades

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and partners aim to develop more sustainable, longer-lasting turbine blades that are less expensive to manufacture.
#iacmi #windblades

Materials

U.K. launches initiative for recyclable wind turbine blade technologies

The SusWIND initiative, addressing the recyclability and future development of composite wind turbine blades, will be delivered in three developments.
#sustainability #windblades

Wind/Energy

Vestas to acquire offshore business in joint venture

Per the agreement, Vestas will acquire Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ shares in the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW) joint venture. MHI gets 2.5% in Vestas and a seat on the Vestas board.
#vestas #windblades

Thermoplastics

Arkema wins Pierre Potier Prize for Elium thermoplastic resin

Following a depolymerization, purification and reformulation process, the resulting Elium thermoplastic resin is said to enable the manufacture of 100% recyclable wind turbine blades. 
#sustainability #windblades

Thermoplastics

Arkema's partnership with ZEBRA project commits to circular economy

Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resins might be key to the project’s goal to design and produce the first 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. 
#sustainability #windblades

Wind/Energy

GE finalizes supply contract for Haliade-X 13 MW variant

The Dogger Bank wind farm will comprise of 190 units of the 13 MW Haliade-X wind turbine, due for completion by 2026. 
#gerenewable #windblades

Glass Fibers

UT receives funding for wind turbine blades recycling technology

The university is developing a large-scale glass fiber composite recycling system as an end-of-life (EoL) solution for wind blades.
#sustainability #windblades

Wind/Energy

GE rolls out first turbine nacelle for 480 MW offshore wind farm

Run by consortium partners EDF Renewables, Enbridge and GE Renewable Energy, the offshore wind farm project will be comprised of 80 wind turbines to be installed by 2022.
#gerenewable #windblades

Wind/Energy

Vestas wins 409 MW order in Brazil

The contract includes the supply and commissioning of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreements.
#vestas #windblades

National Composites Week: Why are composites essential?

On the last day of the 2020 National Composites Week, composites professionals tell us why they think composites are essential. A million thanks to everyone who participated.
#weaving #frprebar #chrysler