MHI Vestas Offshore Wind have today (Thursday) announced that they will be expanding their operations on the Isle of Wight, which will no doubt secure local jobs for the 130 people the company employs.
John Rimmer, Vestas Technology UK Managing Director, has said:
“Our facilities on the Isle of Wight are an important part of our global footprint, and the relocation of some of our activities on the Island to make way for future offshore wind expansion underlines our long-term commitment to the community and the growth of the UK wind energy sector.”
James Luter, MHI Vestas Director of Blade Production, said:
“With Vestas moving their blade, bearing and material testing to St. Cross, we are now considering how MHI Vestas can take full advantage of the West Medina Mills facility for offshore blade production.”
Relocation of staff is set to begin immediately.