First batch of wind turbines rolled out
Mabey Bridge has completed its first wind turbine towers from its state-of-the-art factory in Chepstow, with the towers now being delivered to wind farms in Yorkshire.
Mabey Bridge has invested £38M in the wind turbine venture and is currently the sole UK-based manufacturer of such towers. At full capacity the factory can produce 300 towers per annum.
Last year Mabey Bridge secured a preferred supplier agreement with REpower – one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of wind energy. The firm is producing nine steel tubular towers for them. Each completed tower is 80m long, made up of three sections and weighs 150t. Five towers will be stationed at the Seamer wind farm in North Yorkshire while four will also go to the Marr wind farm in South Yorkshire.
Peter Lloyd, Managing Director of Mabey Bridge, said: “By rolling out the first completed batch of wind turbine towers we are sending out a clear message that we are open for business. It now means that companies in this country no longer have to import wind turbine towers but instead they can buy British.”