Wind energy News

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Wind energy News Archive

Latest CTruk wind farm vessel designed for work further offshore Latest CTruk wind farm vessel designed for work further offshore

The latest offshore wind farm support vessel from UK boat builder CTruk is a 22 m composite catamaran designed to deal with rougher seas, longer transits and tougher assignments.

Alstom, BFG France sign wind turbine manufacturing deal

Exclusive agreement covers the supply of composite structures to produce the nacelle casings for Alstom’s Haliade™ 150-6MW wind turbine.

Pew Report: Offshore wind propelled clean energy investment growth in the UK in 2013 Pew Report: Offshore wind propelled clean energy investment growth in the UK in 2013

The UK wind sector, which increased by nearly 50 percent to $5.9 billion, drove the increase.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind now operational MHI Vestas Offshore Wind now operational

The offshore wind power joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is now operational. It will handle the further development of the V164-8.0 MW turbine.

Owens Corning introduces rovings and fabrics for wind turbine rotor blades

Owens Corning has introduced an enhanced WindStrand® Type 30® roving products range for weaving fabrics.

Markos increases wind turbine nacelle production

Polish GRP manufacturer Markos has increased its production volume of wind turbine nacelles (including hub covers) to 14 sets per week.