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Vestas to create 400 Isle of Wight jobs

Fri 21 Jan 2011

Vestas to create 400 Isle of Wight jobs

The Isle of Wight could be set for an influx of skilled engineers moving to the island as a wind turbine manufacturer has announced it is to create a major new facility.

A new blade development and test centre is to be opened on the Isle of Wight by Vestas, which stated that as many as 400 new jobs could be created as a result of the plans, reports Reuters.

Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne said that he was determined to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the renewable energy industry, claiming that the race to generate new positions in offshore wind manufacturing is now on.

Earlier in the week, Vestas announced that it had won the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2011.

Vestas chief executive officer Ditlev Engel stated that it was a "tremendous honour" to be able to accept the prize on behalf of the 20,000 people who are already employed by the company.

Posted by Carla Winter  ADNFCR-3083-ID-800357382-ADNFCR

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