WIND/ENERGY

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Wind/Energy

White House to jumpstart offshore wind energy projects

New leasing, funding and development goals announced to accelerate and deploy offshore wind energy at scale and strengthen the domestic supply chain.

Wind/Energy

GWEC report indicates wind industry resilience, but a need to triple installation for net zero

Despite marking 2020 as the best year in history for the global wind industry, GWEC warns that new wind power capacity needs to be installed three times faster over the next decade to achieve global climate targets.
#siemensgamesa

Wind/Energy

Composites protect subsea cables for offshore wind power

Balmoral uses FRP to improve installation, performance and service life while reducing cable failures in rough seas.
#braiding #focusondesign

Prepregs

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
#repair

Wind/Energy

GE Renewable Energy to open new offshore wind blade manufacturing plant 

The facility, located in Teesside, U.K., will address the U.K.’s offshore wind market needs and facilitate production of 107-meter-long blades beginning in 2023.
#gerenewable #windblades

Wind/Energy

Vineyard Wind I offshore wind project poised for finalization

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completes environmental analysis for proposed U.S. commercial-scale offshore wind farm with expectations to announce a decision by mid-2021.

Wind/Energy

Gurit extends existing wind core kit supply contract

Three-year contract to generate business for all ten Gurit kitting sites, including new facilities.

Wind/Energy

GWEC data reports 2020 as second-best year for global offshore wind sector

Despite the impact of COVID-19, 2020 marks 6 GW of additional capacity for a total of 35 GW, with steady growth in China, Europe and the U.S.

Wind/Energy

Acciona, SSE Renewables sign agreement for offshore wind development

The partners will look to develop projects in Spain and Portugal, as well as jointly exploring other potential markets.
#windblades