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.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.