REpower orders wind turbines from Mabey Bridge

Engineering firm Mabey Bridge has secured its first order for wind turbine towers to be built at its soon-to-be-completed facility in Newhouse, Chepstow, Wales.

The contract, placed by wind-energy supplier REpower, is for nine foundation rings and five steel tubular towers, each weighing 150 ton and standing 80m tall.

Work will start in December and be delivered to REpower in April 2011.

Five towers and rings will be stationed at the Seamer wind farm near Stockton-on-Tees while four rings will go to the Low Spinney wind farm near Lutterworth, Leicestershire.