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Mabey Bridge launches energy sector recruitment drive

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Chepstow-based Mabey Bridge has launched the first phase of a 240 job recruitment drive for its new £38M wind turbine tower manufacturing plant.

The company is initially seeking 100 skilled workers for its factory in Chepstow, to fulfil roles ranging from paintshop operators and welders to laser inspectors.

The first employees were in place by the end of last year and further recruitment will take place during the coming weeks. The factory is set to be fully operational in February.

Peter Lloyd, Mabey Bridge Managing Director said: “We are building this factory specifically to service the needs of the renewable energy industry and are looking to appoint skilled workers from the local area.

“Once the new factory is up and running, we aim to provide around half the UK’s requirement for wind turbines.”

The plant will use the latest manufacturing techniques including computer controlled cutting and rolling, robotic welding, steel blasting up to the highest quality and an automated painting facility. It will be capable of fabricating turbine towers up to 5m in diameter and 40m in length.

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