TPI to manufacture wind blades for Senvion using proprietary RodPack technology

TPI Composites, a manufacturer of composite wind blades, has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Senvion to provide blades from two manufacturing lines for wind markets including Asia, Australia, and South America. The blades will be produced at TPI’s facility in Taicang Port, Jiangsu province, China with production planned to commence in Q1 2018. The

Altitec partners with Nordex for end-of-warranty blade inspections

Blade inspection and maintenance specialist, Altitec, has completed end-of-warranty (EOW) blade inspections at the Amakhala Wind Farm in South African’s Eastern Cape. The inspections were undertaken in partnership with Nordex Energy South Africa. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec carried out EOW inspections on 54 turbines, each with a height of 91 m. Inspection

Sad news: Siemens Gamesa to close blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario

The blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, ON will be closed by early 2018

What do shark fins, winglets and turbulators have in common?

In a challenging experiment, ECN and LM Wind Power have successfully extended blades with an add-on tip extension to test new blade tip designs in the InnoTip research project.

Technical University of Denmark picks Moog for testing wind turbine blades

The facility in Denmark will have three test stands capable of delivering static deflection testing and dynamic (directly coupled and mass resonant excitation) testing of wind turbine blades measuring 15, 25, and 45-m long, and the flexibility to test other large structures.

LM Wind Power begins production at new blade manufacturing plant

LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business and leading designer and manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, announced that it has begun production at a new factory in Bergama, Turkey. The facility, which is located in Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI), is expected to manufacture and distribute an annual capacity of 500 MW with the capability

Composites One recognized for safety and presented with 2016 Platinum Award from Great West

Composites One LLC was presented the Platinum Award by Great West Casualty Company as a part of the 2016 National Safety Awards Program. It marks the 15th consecutive year that Composites One has been named an award recipient. The National Safety Awards Program recognizes carriers in similar operations (truckload and less than truckload) with awards based

Conformal vortex generator and elastomer tab let NREL test turbine produce 22% more power

Recent tests by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory revealed that when coupling the conformal vortex generator with an elastomeric tab on the blade’s trailing edge, the turbine’s performance improved 22%.

LeMond partners with Deakin University to increase production of low-cost carbon fiber

LeMond Composites has entered into a global, exclusive 20-year licensing agreement with Deakin University in Australia to commercialize their patent-pending manufacturing process to increase production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fiber. The licensed process will enable LeMond Composites to commercialize carbon-fiber production faster than anyone else currently in the marketplace. This means LeMond will deliver more of its low-cost carbon

Wind Blade Research Hub to support development of next-generation turbine blades

A £2.3million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year partnership has its sights set on building more efficient blades that harness more energy from the wind, which will