It was announced earlier this week that wind energy in the UK had another record week last week, when the new figures revealed that more than 15GW of renewable energy was generated by wind technologies on Friday (8th February 2019).
The National Grid has confirmed the figures meaning that wind energy generation accounted for 36% of Britain’s electricity needs. The figures see 2019 continue to build on a defining 2018 for wind technologies. Which is fantastic news as James Cropper Technical Fibre Products (TFP) nonwoven materials play a crucial role in a range of energy applications, from current wind energy to emerging technologies such as fuel cells.
At the end of 2018, TFP announced plans to increase capacity by 50% by 2020. The significant financial investment is in response to the rapidly increasing demand for TFP’s advanced nonwovens across all markets, including energy. The increase follows on from the already significant capacity increase in 2015.
Martin Thompson, Managing Director of TFP, comments that: “This latest planned expansion is an exciting and necessary step to meet rapidly increasing demand and facilitate the delivery of the company’s successful growth strategy. The 50% growth in capacity will be completed by the end of 2020 and represents the latest phase in an accelerated programme of both capacity and capability improvements for the company. Examples include the installation of a state of the art particle plating line & upgraded IT infrastructure at TFP’s manufacturing facility in the US, as well as the doubling of production capacity here in the UK in 2015 and increased warehousing to support this. The planned expansion will continue to facilitate the rapid growth TFP has seen in key markets such as aerospace, defence and fuel cells and will be supported by significant capital investment to develop and house the new capacity.”
TFP specialises in developing advanced nonwovens and other related materials for highly technical and challenging applications. Our lightweight, conductive materials help keep green energy switched on.