Vestas ends plans for UK offshore wind plant in Sheerness
With its own deployment plans slowing, Vestas is likely to have been unwilling to continue paying to retain first call on the facility for an extended period.
It received local planning approval for the proposed plant in May this year. ...The company has always said that a final decision on the factory would be dependent on receiving firm and unconditional orders for its turbine.
June 22, 2012
by Ben Backwell
in Recharge News
Vestas says it will not proceed with its planned development of a giant manufacturing facility for its V164 7MW offshore wind turbine in Sheerness, southern England.
The Danish turbine producer does not offer a clear explanation for the decision in a statement announcing the end of the plan.
Chief sales officer Juan Araluce says: "Vestas' strong commitment to the development of both the offshore and onshore wind industries is not affected by this decision. We will remain active across the two markets in the UK as they both continue to show considerable potential."
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