Post-Vestas, U.K. Port Group Intent On Finding Tenant

Posted by NAW Staff on July 03, 2012 No Comments
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After Denmark-based turbine maker Vestas said it would no longer build a manufacturing facility at the Port of Sheerness, the port's owners say they are actively seeking a replacement tenant.

Mark Whitworth, CEO of U.K.-based Peel Ports Group, which owns the Port of Sheerness, says his company is ‘100 percent committed’ to finding a replacement. ‘Everyone involved is bitterly disappointed, but our aim of delivering a world-class renewables manufacturing operation at Sheerness is very much alive.’Â

Whitworth also reaffirms that the U.K. port maintains several attributes for manufacturers, including geographic location, marine facilities, availability of major parcels of land and the support of both the U.K. government and the local borough's planning committee.

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