Thermal Spray Center (CPT) together with 11 EU granted projects are organizing an International Network; the Wind Energy Sector-a European Challenge which will be held on 12-13th of September 2016 in Barcelona. Wind Turbine industry is one of the fast pace driven industries in the world and as a reward Europe represents the most advanced technology in this sector and European industries are ready to invest on new innovations in the next generation of modern Turbine Blades. CPT will engage this event with two European projects, Riblet as one of the members and Hydrobond as the Coordinator of the project and we are honored to welcome Wind energy sector professionals, Manufacturers, engineers, scientists, product developers and designers to contribute to this milestone event in one of the most powerful industries today.
The International Thermal Spray Conference and exposition 2016 during 10th-12th of May 2016, took place at Shanghai, P. R. China. Within this event, CPT joined for the world’s foremost international conference and exposition for thermal spray technologists, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Hydrobond project was presented in a poster to the Thermal Spray community. ITSC participants (companies, engineers and scientists) showed interest in the project due to its objectives, potential outcomes and high industrial and economic impacts. In the below picture are Dr. Irene Garcia Cano, The Project Manager, and Jari Knuuttila, one of the Project members from Millidyne (Surface Technology) Company, Finland in ITSC Exposition 2016, Shanghai. CPT and Scientific partners of Hydrobond project participated in several presentations.
The rapid growth of the wind energy sector relies on engineering know-how as much as it does on planning and regulatory changes. But the growth of the industry could be stunted if the sector doesn’t get enough doctoral-level graduates able to deliver the innovations needed. Gone are the days that a PhD student spent their days working on entirely theoretical and mathematical models with little thought to real world application. The best contemporary PhD projects are likely already engaged with industry problems. One of the central aspects of all doctoral level research is that it needs to make an original and significant contribution to ‘knowledge’ in the area. For EngD (Engineering doctorate) students working with the energy sector, this means a contribution to furthering the industry.
Global and Country-Level Market Analyses and Forecasts, Wind Turbine Vendor Market Shares, and Turbine Technology Trends.
The offshore wind energy market represented a record year of activity with over 3.7 GW brought online in 2015. Initial confirmed project commissioning in all global markets shows that offshore wind reached nearly 12 GW of cumulative capacity by the end of 2015, up from 995 MW installed globally in 2014.
The major market driver globally for offshore wind energy is the demand for clean and diversified energy sources from an increasing number of governments. Leading countries in Europe are transitioning to more market-oriented policies that track and fluctuate alongside broader market rates.
Global market forecasts for offshore wind power capacity, segmented by project status and country, extend through 2020. Turbine vendor data is provided, including overall global market shares and more granular installed capacity by country and by wind turbine vendor. Also detailed are average rotor diameters and turbine nameplate ratings by installed year, along with the shifting market share diversification of offshore foundation types.