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Steelwork contractor helps boost renewable energy sector

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Interior of a turbine towerThe UK’s renewable energy sector has received a major boost as Mabey Bridge has announced the second phase of its recruitment drive. The Chepstow-based firm will create an additional 45 skilled jobs at its £38M manufacturing plant as it moves into round the clock production to meet growing demand.

The company has also sealed its biggest order to date with a multi-million pound deal to supply 35 towers for German turbine manufacturer Nordex. A total of 14 of these towers will be installed at Pant-Y-Wal wind farm in South Wales, the first time towers sited in Wales will be made in Wales.

The increase in workforce levels is necessary to meet the growing demand for Mabey Bridge’s wind turbine towers. The firm will be running full night shifts for the first time and is expected to announce further new contract wins imminently.

Mabey Bridge UK Director Alex Smale said: “We are delighted to announce the second stage of our recruitment drive at Mabey Bridge which shows how far we have come in our bid to become a major player in the renewables market.

“Our aim is to provide around half the UK’s requirement for wind turbine towers – something we are on track for delivering on. We have an exciting future and we are looking for new employees who share our vision and drive.”

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