Vestas boss dumped after losses

Wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has dumped its chief executive after weeks of rumours following a series of company losses. Vestas saw a net loss of €62million (£53m) between April and June 2013, €54m (£46m) more of a loss than the same period in the previous year. After eight years with the group the […]

UK manufacturer wins E.ON’s offshore contract

Energy supplier E.ON has awarded a contract to a British construction company to provide the foundation pieces for its offshore wind farm. TAG Energy Solutions will manufacture 16 monopolies and transition pieces, which form the base upon which the wind turbine stands, for E.ON’s £736 million Humber Gateway wind farm. The Teesside based company is […]

Shadow falls over 1,400 Vestas jobs

Vestas says it’s chopping 1,400 jobs by the end of the year. The company says it has had to do this to cut costs, as it tries to save €250million (£197m) by the end of 2012,  €100million (£79m) more than it originally planned. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer today acknowledged a tough 2012 could get […]

Bottle maker puts cap on energy waste

Plastic bottle manufacturer Constar has signed up with an energy manager to put in place an efficiency strategy across its European operations. Graham Hall, purchasing manager at the firm which makes bottles for Britvic and Coors, said efficiency could make the difference in a “tough” market. Mr Hall said: “We may be a big player […]

Contract worth £5 million to install 190 wind turbines in England and Wales

A wind turbine manufacturer and energy provider have signed a contract of more than £5 million to install 190 small wind turbines in England and Wales over the next year. The contract between Gaia-Wind and CEG Power will use the turbine manufacturer’s 133-11kW model. Phil McVan, MD at Myriad CEG Power said: “We are delighted […]