Mabey Bridge appoints renewables sales director

UK wind turbine tower manufacturer and bridge-builder Mabey Bridge has appointed Claus Poulsen as ‘Sales Director – Renewables’ to develop new business opportunities in the renewables market.

The company – which employs 600 people in the UK with a turnover exceeding £80m per annum – has Poulsen at a time when it is widening its renewables product and services offering.

Poulsen will focus on Mabey Bridge’s renewables division based in Newhouse, Chepstow, in South Wales. He will report directly to Chris Droogan, CEO Mabey Bridge.

Parent company Mabey Group has invested £38m without bank borrowing in a new state of the art 30,000 square metres wind turbine tower manufacturing facility which opened in May 2011.

The company has since manufactured and delivered wind turbine towers for companies such as Siemens, REpower, EWT and Nordex. It has already diversified into installing wind turbines as well as building monopiles and offshore sub-components such as drill conductors.