Endurance Wind Power has welcomed Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker MP to its new turbine manufacturing plant in the West Midlands. The factory, in Hartlebury just outside Kidderminster, will create up to 100 new green jobs and eventually build 100 farm-scale turbines a year, becoming an international export hub.
The Minister joined Endurance CEO Glenn Johnson, local MP Sir Peter Luff, factory workers and over 80 guests on a tour of the state of the art turbine production line to see first-hand how the British made 225kW X-Series turbine is assembled.
This follows a year of good news for farm-scale wind, with a recent industry report showing the sector doubled in size and brought £100m to the British economy. Endurance has also confirmed today that it has successfully installed its 500th UK turbine on an arable farm in Helperthorpe near York in North Yorkshire.