EWT, a Dutch wind turbine manufacturer, has awarded a contract to UK-based Mabey Bridge for the supply of 30 onshore wind turbine towers.
In addition, Mabey will also supply 41 wind turbine foundations for EWT’s DW52 and DW54 500kW wind turbines for the community energy generation market.
Available in lengths of 35m, 40m, 50m and 75m, the turbines will be exported to mainland Europe and installed in the UK.
Mabey Bridge Energy & Marine managing director Mark Coia said the EWT deal reflects that onshore wind is supporting skilled manufacturing jobs and can play an integral role in reaching Britain’s 15% renewable energy target by 2020.
"Whilst the UK still imports far more renewable energy infrastructure than we might like, a clean energy manufacturing sector is emerging that will help create sustainable skilled jobs and growth for years to come," added Coia.
EWT global supply chain manager Martin Dijkstra said the contract with Mabey Bridge allows the company to serve increasing project pipeline in England, Scotland and Wales in 2014.
Image: Mabey’s wind turbines are 35, 40, 50 and 75m tall. Photo: courtesy of Mabey Bridge.