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.

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.


Vestas wins 443 MW landmark deal in the U.K.

Located on the Shetland Islands in the Northern Atlantic, the landmark deal will be Vestas’ largest single wind park in Europe to date.


Vestas wins 50 MW order for largest Vietnam intertidal wind project

Vestas is supplying and supervising installation of 13 wind turbines made of composites, with the third quarter of 2021 the expected completion date.


MHI Vestas wind blade materials to be sourced in Taiwan

Taiwan-based Swancor will supply resins and composite materials for MHI Vestas’ offshore wind projects in Taiwan.


Global wind capacity market value predicted to increase tenfold over next decade

According to research from Navigant Research, growing global wind energy capacity will lead to a market worth more than $1 trillion over the next decade.


Vestas to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040

Vestas plans to present its waste-management strategy within the next two years, including plans for decommissioned turbine blades and glass fiber recycling.


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.


Diab Group, SKAPS Ltd India partner to produce PET foam core

Diab and SKAPS will build a PET foam production plant in Ahmedabad, India to support growing demand for foam core by the country’s wind energy sector.

People in Composites: October 2019

AOC Aliancys, Boeing, Composites UK, Hexcel, Michelman, TPI Composites and UTComp announce new faces in the composites industry and honors awarded to top contributors.


Swancor to supply MHI Vestas with wind blade materials in Taiwan

The supply contract covers more than 50% of the direct materials value of blade manufacturing, including carbon tow, carbon pultrusion, resin and bonding glue.


MHI Vestas named as supplier for Iberdrola 476 MW offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea

MHI Vestas will supply up to 52 V174-9.5 MW turbines for Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle commercial offshore wind project in German waters of the Baltic Sea.


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.


TPI to open India-based wind blade manufacturing facility, signs supply agreement with Vestas

New manufacturing hub based in the Chennai region will provide composite wind blades from four manufacturing lines for India and export markets.


Vestas secures 359 MW multi-brand repowering order

The company has received a 359 MW order to repower a portfolio of three wind projects in Texas from Phoenix Wind Repower LLC.


Composites 2019: A multitude of markets

The composites industry, in general, continued to show health and growth, powered particularly by the aerospace, automotive and wind energy sectors.


Vineyard Wind names MHI Vestas as preferred supplier

Vineyard Wind, the first large-scale US offshore wind project has selected MHI Vestas as its preferred wind turbine supplier.

Composites UK reveals 2018 composites industry award winners

300 people from around the world gathered to celebrate the innovations of the UK composites industry and the people behind them.


MHI Vestas offshore wind turbine achieves 10 MW power rating

The offshore wind industry’s long-anticipated, double-digit barrier has been broken by MHI Vestas’ V164 turbine platform.

Composites UK announces 2018 Industry Awards shortlist

Composites UK’s 2018 composites industry awards will be presented on Oct. 31 coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK.


Vestas, Mitsubishi receive 860 MW offshore wind order in the UK

The order, placed by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd., comprises 90 V164-9.5 MW turbines.


Vestas to cease production at facility in León, Spain

The move was prompted by a decreasing demand for the 2 MW wind turbine platform in Europe.


TPI Composites and Vestas add two production lines in Mexico

The companies will add two more V136 blade manufacturing lines under an existing multiyear supply agreement. 


MHI Vestas 9.5 MW offshore wind turbine receives final certification

The world’s most powerful commercially available wind turbine receives S class type certificate, clearing the way for installations to begin in late 2019.