WABI reports on DOE official visiting Composites Center

WABI (Channel 5) reported on Paul Dabbar, under secretary for science with the Department of Energy, visiting the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Dabber saw recent projects and equipment, including the latest VolturnUS floating concrete hall for a wind turbine to be completed in 2023 and the center’s 3D printer, the largest in the world. “Their next step here is to scale up this test to something bigger next year. Once they do that, next step is for them to have a full-scale large turbine, the largest turbine available in the world down the road,” Dabbar said of the VolturnUS project. “So, I think they’ll be starting testing on this in about a year at this facility.”