23 August 2011
23 August 2011
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently toured the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Centre (UMASCC) to learn more about testing, deployment, fabrication and environmental monitoring of the off-shore wind turbines.
According to UMASCC, Salazar reiterated that the Interior Department will work to expedite federal leases for ocean sites for deep-water energy projects. ""It is important that the world knows what's happening here in Maine,"" Salazar said. ""Maine isn't playing around, and Maine isn't playing around for second place.""
UMASCC leads the DeepCWind Consortium, which also includes, nonprofits, utilities, businesses involved in offshore and marine design and construction, and firms with expertise in wind project citing. Their goal is to generate 5 gigawatts of power by 2030, employing floating turbines located 20-50 miles offshore.
Salazar was joined by the composite centre's Director, Professor Habib Dagher, the Director of Maine's Office of Energy Independence, Ken Fletcher; and US Senator Susan Collins.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
EconCore will unveil the latest developments in its thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology at NPE2018 on 7-11 May in Orlando, Florida, US.
Cobra International has started mass production of the new Windsurfer LT board.