Vestas to consolidate Colorado footprint, reflects lower near-term market demand

Blades production consolidation across three Colorado facilities to strengthen Vestas’ Service and Construction setup and improve execution efficiency.


Vestas unveils 15-MW offshore wind turbine with 115.5-meter-long blades

Industry’s largest rotor ups output by 65% versus 9.5 MW turbines, serial production for 2024.


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.  


Vestas integrates offshore and onshore activities, intends to lay off 220 employees

Following the acquisition of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, organizational integration is necessary to meet market demand and create synergy between the two businesses.


Vestas, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries finalize offshore business partnership agreement

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.


Vestas wins 534 MW order in Brazil, extends Casa dos Ventos’ wind park

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. 


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 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.

Glass Fibers

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.

Carbon Fibers

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.

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