The global market for wind turbine composite materials could reach a market value of more than 12 billion by 2023 and is expected to grow at CAGR around 9.6% from now to 2023.
CW’s monthly roundup of changing leadership in the composites industry includes Gurit, TPI, Tooling Tech Group, Wisk and more.
Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes.
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.
All wind turbines for the 2,640-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind commercial project are expected to be installed by 2026.
The SG 14-222 DD wind turbine 108-meter blades, a lightweight nacelle and more.
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.
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.
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.
The acquisition, to close in the first half of 2020, will include wind turbine service and operations assets and an onshore blade manufacturing facility.
The company’s site in Aalborg, Denmark will be capable of performing full-scale tests on the next generations of rotor blades.
Three different states plan for gigawatt grids, powered by wind turbines with >90-meter-long composite blades, to help combat climate change.
The wind energy industry is now operative in a genuinely worldwide marketplace.
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.
Siemens’ Gas and Power will be an independent company to combine Siemens’ renewable energy, oil and gas and other energy-related businesses.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
8MW Direct Drive wind turbines will be produced by Shanghai Electric for the Chinese offshore market.
What collaborative scenarios can we create that leverage assets in multiple countries and get to solutions faster?
LM Wind Power goes long with a resin-infused hybrid carbon composite strategy.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE, Zamudio, Spain) will supply its new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SG 8.0-167 DD, to the 500 MW Saint Brieuc offshore wind project off France’s Bretagne coast.
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.
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld