Turbine manufacturer Cambrian opens facility in Scottish Western Isles

Welsh wind turbine tower manufacturer Cambrian Engineering now has a facility on Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland where it will make towers and foundations for the offshore wind sector. Western Isles Enterprise is supporting the £5.7 million project with a financial package worth £2.64 million. Around 65 jobs are expected to be created for the island. The facilities at Stornoway include good sea access and cranes capable of lifting high tonnage structures -- in excess of 1000 tonnes, says Cambrian's David Williams. Expansion at the dockside site allows the company to meet the anticipated demand for larger turbine towers and monopiles -- both onshore and offshore, he adds. Cambrian has supplied 95% of towers for UK onshore wind farms since 1999.