Business expansion
United Kingdom
South East; Hampshire and Isle of Wight;
Location of affected unit(s)
Newport, Isle of Wight
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 February 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Wind turbine manufacturer, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, has announced that it is to create 200 new jobs at its site in Newport (Isle of Wight). The news follows the award of a contract to produce 80m blades for a windfarm in Liverpool Bay. Production of the new blades is due to begin in May 2015, though it is not known when the job vacancies will be filled. The company had previously closed a turbine plant on the island in 2009 resulting in the loss of 425 jobs. The company attributed the previous closure to a lack of demand for wind turbines in the UK. 


  • 5 February 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 78546, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78546.