Posted by: vickim57 | 9 July 2010

Wind turbine manufacture re-commencing on Isle of Wight

The BBC website carries the storySean McDonagh, one of the workers who occupied the Vestas wind turbine factory in Newport, Isle of Wight, last summer when it was due to close, is due to begin manufacturing wind turbines – small scale ones.

“The turbines we are building will fill a niche in the market.

“You could be running your house or business premises from the power created by these blades.

“Vestas was all about going bigger and bigger but we are looking at the smaller end of the market which we think has great potential.”

Sean hopes to employ some ex-Vestas workers:

“For some companies it is a disadvantage being on the island but the skill pool that is still here is why we are here.”

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