Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains the world’s largest market for glass fiber-reinforced composites.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
Blades production consolidation across three Colorado facilities to strengthen Vestas’ Service and Construction setup and improve execution efficiency.
Industry’s largest rotor ups output by 65% versus 9.5 MW turbines, serial production for 2024.
A 10-partner consortium has received funding for a three-year R&D project aiming at commercialization of sustainable techniques for recycling wind blades.
Following the acquisition of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, organizational integration is necessary to meet market demand and create synergy between the two businesses.
The agreement’s approval will lead to the acceleration of integrating Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, with an aim for completion by Feb. 1, 2021.
Casa dos Ventos placed a 534 MW order for the second stage of the Rio do Vento wind park, making it the largest wind project in Latin America to date at more than 1 GW.
The PTC is targeted directly at developers of wind farms and extends the previous legislation that was phased out and expired at the end of 2019.
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.
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.
CW’s monthly roundup of changing leadership in the composites industry includes Gurit, TPI, Tooling Tech Group, Wisk and more.
Located on the Shetland Islands in the Northern Atlantic, the landmark deal will be Vestas’ largest single wind park in Europe to date.
Vestas is supplying and supervising installation of 13 wind turbines made of composites, with the third quarter of 2021 the expected completion date.
Taiwan-based Swancor will supply resins and composite materials for MHI Vestas’ offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
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.
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 plans to present its waste-management strategy within the next two years, including plans for decommissioned turbine blades and glass fiber recycling.
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 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.
AOC Aliancys, Boeing, Composites UK, Hexcel, Michelman, TPI Composites and UTComp announce new faces in the composites industry and honors awarded to top contributors.
The supply contract covers more than 50% of the direct materials value of blade manufacturing, including carbon tow, carbon pultrusion, resin and bonding glue.
Under the five-year contract, Diab will supply PET and PVT-based core materials for Vestas wind turbine blades.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
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’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.
New manufacturing hub based in the Chennai region will provide composite wind blades from four manufacturing lines for India and export markets.
The company has received a 359 MW order to repower a portfolio of three wind projects in Texas from Phoenix Wind Repower LLC.
The composites industry, in general, continued to show health and growth, powered particularly by the aerospace, automotive and wind energy sectors.
Vineyard Wind, the first large-scale US offshore wind project has selected MHI Vestas as its preferred wind turbine supplier.