Wind farm work in doldrums
"The wind energy industry's promise of 'project, project, project' just hasn't materialised," he said. "There are just so many projects that are still in a state of limbo waiting to try and secure funding."
The optimism of green energy companies has dimmed since the carbon tax legislation was passed last year.
March 23, 2012
by Pia Akerman
in The Australian
Stalled investment in renewable energy has forced the country's largest wind farm tower manufacturer to seek voluntary redundancies from up to 100 of its 450 staff.
Keppel Prince, based in Portland, in southwest Victoria, has experienced a drop in demand for wind farms while the other core part of its business, maintenance of Alcoa's local aluminium smelter, is also suffering.
General manager Steve Garner said the wind farm work would dry up in the next two months as production finished for the 140-turbine Macarthur wind farm and a smaller 13-turbine project.
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