Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Wind turbine tower factory to boost UK renewables industry

The UK’s burgeoning renewable energy industry received a boost today with the opening of a £38m wind turbine tower manufacturing facility in Wales.

Minister for energy and climate change Charles Hendry officially opened the Mabey Bridge factory in Chepstow, which will provide 240 skilled jobs and secure the near-term future of the sole UK-based manufacturer of wind turbine towers.

The new Bevil Mabey Structural Steelworks, which can produce up to 300 towers a year, marks the culmination of the 162-year-old bridge-building firm’s move into the renewables sector.

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