Search results for: UMaine Composites Center

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22 June 2012 Training & Education

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center is hosting summer day camp for high school students on July 23 - July 27 and July 30 - August 3.   The Advanced Structures and Composites Center has a few spots left in its summer engineering day camps for high school students in the greater Bangor area seeking a […]

14 September 2017 R&D, Technology

Houston-based classification society ABS has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

26 October 2016 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

DeepCLiDAR, a floating light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has completed a new deployment performance test 12 miles off the Maine coast in 65 meters of water. AWS Truepower validated DeepCLiDAR’s data recovery and measurement accuracy against Carbon Trust’s industry-standard performance criteria. With the third-party […]

30 December 2014 R&D, Technology

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has completed static strength testing of a 56-meter (184-foot) wind turbine blade for Gamesa, based in Spain. The blade was manufactured in North America and delivered to the University of Maine in late August. In the testing, the blade was subjected to loads in four directions […]

9 September 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud welcomed top officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to Castine on Sept. 5 to celebrate a successful year of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine deployed off Castine.  The federal officials were joined by representatives from the University of Maine, Maine Maritime Academy and Cianbro, […]

3 September 2014 R&D

 A leading wind turbine blade manufacturer delivered a 56 meter blade to the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center last week. The turbine blade will undergo rigorous testing at the lab that has the longest structural reaction floor in the U.S. According to UMaine spokesman Josh Plourde, the UMaine Composites Center is one […]

16 July 2013 R&D

The University of Maine has extended the testing time of its VolturnUS 1:8 floating wind turbine off Castine to a year, whilst it prepares to submit a proposal to the Public Utilities Commission for an offshore wind pilot project off Monhegan Island by September 1, the Bangor Daily News reports. The UMaine’s Advanced Structures and […]

14 June 2013 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

VolturnUS 1:8, a 65-foot-tall offshore wind turbine prototype, has been connected to the Central Maine Power Company yesterday, making it the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine in North America. The turbine is 1:8th the scale of a 6-megawatt (MW), 423-foot rotor diameter design. It is sited off the coast of Castine, Maine. “Today will constitute […]

30 May 2013 R&D, Technology

The University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners will hold a launch celebration Friday, May 31 at 11 a.m. for VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine to be deployed off the coast of North America. The event will be hosted by Cianbro, 517 South Main Street, Brewer, Maine. Honored […]

10 May 2013 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

On Wednesday, May 8, the University of Maine presented the base for its 1/8 scale prototype of a 6MW VolturnUS wind turbine, which is planned for a project off Maine’s coast by 2030. The floating wind turbine platform will be disassembled and transported to Cianbro in Brewer by the end of the month. It will […]

9 May 2013

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center welcomed more than 500 students from 60 Maine schools to the DeepCWind Consortium’s 3rd Annual Windstorm Challenge and the 5th Annual Maine Composites Alliance Wind Blade Challenge on Friday, May 3. The daylong events was held in UMaine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center. Windstorm Challenge asks […]

31 January 2013 R&D, Technology

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been awarded the first phase of a potential $93.2 million deepwater offshore wind demonstration project by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The UMaine Composites Center-led team of industry leaders and national laboratories is one of five awardees selected from over 70 competing proposals. In […]

12 December 2012

An offshore wind test turbine has been erected behind the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus to evaluate sensor systems and controls in preparation for the installation of a floating turbine in the Gulf of Maine this spring as part of the DeepCwind Consortium project. The temporary 1:8 scale wind turbine […]

16 October 2012 R&D

The University of Maine (UMaine) and the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) have announced a partnership to co-develop WindHUB, USOWC’s new online resource for stakeholders interested in the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry. The first phase of the Offshore WindHub brought together resources related to Atlantic coast states and federal activities in policy, technology, economics […]

19 July 2012

Hastest Solutions, Inc., announces today a company milestone in the design, assembly, and installation of the three-storied Environmental Wind Turbine Test Chamber housed at the University of Maine’s some 37,000 square feet Offshore Wind Laboratory. Dr. Habib Dagher is the director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center who is constructing North […]

10 May 2012 Training & Education

Four Madison high school students won the overall top award in the Windstorm Challenge 2012 at the University of Maine campus for development of a floating offshore wind turbine platform model, reported The Portland Press Herald. The award opens a door for Matt Soucy to get a four year scholarship worth USD 20,000 at the […]

18 November 2011 Technology

Two wind blades were recently delivered to the Offshore Wind Laboratory, an expansion of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at UMaine. Researchers will use these blades to test the functionality of new equipment and also to train new staff, undergraduate, and graduate students. [mappress] Source: deepcwind, November 18, 2011

2 June 2011

Dr. Habib Dagher of the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center opened a talk in Belfast, May 31, with a silent ... By Ethan Andrews (villagesoup) [mappress] Source: villagesoup, June 02, 2011;

15 June 2010

The University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center has designed and launched a website to provide up-to-date information regarding the DeepCwind Consortium. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Maine $7.1 million to fund the DeepCwind Consortium National Research Program, located at UMaine. The program consists of more than 30 members, including […]

24 November 2015 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The University of Maine has received a USD 3.9 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation for the establishment of an ocean engineering and an advanced manufacturing laboratory on campus. The latest grant brings the total of funds raised for the Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory to almost USD 14 million. The […]

1 June 2013 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the U.S., was officially launched by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners yesterday at 11 am (5 pm CET/CEST). The 65-foot-tall VolturnUS prototype was lifted by a crane from the dock and lowered into the Penobscot River in Brewer. […]

23 November 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The New England Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project will get an additional $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The University of Maine-led project, also known as Maine Aqua Ventus, will receive the funding to complete engineering and planning work, and approach financial close, in addition to $3 million awarded by DOE in September 2014 to advance the design to […]

14 November 2014 Training & Education

The UMass Wind Energy IGERT presented their research up at University of Maine at the Advanced Structures and Composite Center. They were hosted by Habib Dagher, the director of the center, and got a chance to visit VolturnUS, a 65-foot-tall floating turbine prototype that is 1:8th the scale of a 6-megawatt (MW), 423-foot rotor diameter […]

29 July 2014 Training & Education

Tomorrow, an educator from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center will lead a children’s hands-on program “Build a Wind Platform." The children will have a chance to learn to design, build, implement and test wind power technology components similar to those being used in an extensive UMaine research program in deep water […]

1 May 2014 R&D

38 high school teams from all parts of Maine will be competing Friday May 2nd at the Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The teams have been working over the past months to design the most efficient wind blade systems to generate electricity. On Friday they will put their designs to the test at the University of […]

19 October 2012

A floating buoy system with a modified WINDCUBE v2 offshore LIDAR remote sensor will be deployed in the Gulf of Maine with a purpose of studying wind conditions in that area. Deployment of the buoy at the UMaine’s deepwater offshore wind test site is expected in 2013, according to North American Windpower news site. A […]