Friday 22 May 2015

Vestas wins Isle of Wight wind contract

Vestas wins Isle of Wight wind contract

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has been selected as the preferred supplier for an offshore wind farm on the Isle of Wight.

It will provide its V164-8 turbines for the Navitus Bay Project, which is expected to have a capacity of 970MW.

Vestas said the project could have a maximum of 121 turbines but is waiting for an order.

The company has already created more than 200 full time jobs at its blade production facility on the Isle of Wight.

Andrew Turner, Isle of Wight MP said: “This is great news for our Island economy and the skilled manufacturing base that we continue to build.

"The selection of MHI Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier also displays a commitment from Navitus Bay to materially benefit our local economy and communities. It also further cements the Island at the heart of the green energy revolution.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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