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Wind turbine project to create jobs
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
A new wind turbine project is expected to create new jobs in the country and put Wales on the renewable energy map.
Quiet Revolution Manufacturing is establishing a major new plant in Pembrokeshire to manufacture a revolutionary wind turbine that can produce clean energy in urban areas.
The site at Pembroke Dock will produce up to 300 vertical axis wind turbines a year, providing urban, commercial and industrial settings with greener micro generation capabilities.
A £1.2 million funding package from Finance Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government, HSBC and Quiet Revolution Manufacturing will see 30 new jobs created over the next 18 months.
Ieuan Wyn Jones, Welsh Assembly government minister for the economy and transport, said: "Quiet Revolution, which invests substantially in research and development, has developed a highly innovative product and I am pleased the Assembly Government has been able to support the company to establish its manufacturing operation in Wales."
The new turbine will be distributed to customers throughout the world and more jobs will be created as sales increase, with sites across the UK already granted planning approval.
Finance Wales, which provides commercial funding to help small and medium-sized businesses in Wales to grow, has announced the appointment of a new chairman to its board this week. Ian Johnson, the former CEO of Biotrace International, was hired following an open selection process and succeeds Brian Howes.