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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Vestas drops plans for UK wind turbine factory

The wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has dropped plans for a factory in Sheerness which would have created around 2,000 jobs. This is the second time the company has abandoned plans for a plant in the UK, having closed its blade-making factory on the Isle of Wight in 2009.


  1. I wonder what the reasoning could be, do you think its funding and a matter of money? Thats all its ever about.

    -Sharone Tal

  2. No I think it's more than that. The Coalition has some very vocal climate sceptics on the Tory Right at the moment and they've been making some very loud noises about stopping subsidies on renewable energy particularly wind power, as well as the usual objections to onshore wind farms. In addition to that the Chancellor George Osborne has also been quite vocal of late saying that economic matters should take priority over deployment of new wind farms. So in essence, I have to say I am not surprised at this, since the message coming from certain sections of the government is less than positive. But not only that, Vestas itself has had its fair share of financial problems of late, and that is another reason for potentially pulling the plug.


Energy & Environment Dates 2012