The contractors have handed over the new wind test facility to the National Renewable Energy Centre based in Blyth, Northumberland. The project is the second of three buildings to be completed in Blyth as part of a £80 million investment in facilities for accelerated testing of offshore renewable energy technologies. The new blade test facility [...]
Siemens have created the first batch of its new B75 wind turbine rotor blades. These are the worlds longest rotor blades made for wind turbines, at 75 metres long these blades are almost as big as the wingspan of the Airbus A380. The blades are set to be installed on the second prototype of the [...]
The McCamley MT01 Mk2 is a vertical axis wind turbine, this pre production prototype showcases a new generation of wind turbines designed for built up urban locations. The turbines quite operation and stable eight leg supports make it the ideal candidate for mounting on roof tops in heavily built up locations, and another even bigger [...]
Checking wind turbines up to 300 feet high can be a challenge, and inspector in the field must stop the turbine rotate the composite blades and inspect and photograph any potential defects through a telescope which as you can imagine could take a while. Engineers at GE’s Global Research Centre partnered with a New York [...]
The Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) is introducing MFG Wind, a new brand that brings together the companies comprehensive range of wind energy product and services.
PRF Composite Materials were selected as suppliers of the epoxy resin system and glass roving for a composite structures design and manufacturing project led by Andrew Mills at Cranfield University’s Composites Centre. The NOVA project addresses the affordability of the scale up of UK offshore wind energy generation with a vertical axis wind turbine concept, [...]
TPI Composites, Inc and ALKE INSAAT have formed a joint venture company in Izmir, Turkey to manufacture large composite wind turbine blades.
Vestas expects to lay off 2,335 employees by ceasing manufacturing at a factory, merging production units and centralising administrative functions.
Gurit, a supplier of composite materials and technical solutions have launched a new range of G-PET structural foam.
3B the fibreglass company have announced the introduction of a renewed range of reinforcements each designed for specific resin systems and engineered to provide optimum performances for the manufacture of wind turbine blades.
LM Wind Power and Alstom have partnered to develop the longest wind turbine blade ever produced