Isle of Wight electronics company wins major contract

Oldendorff Carriers

Isle of Wight based, Datum Electronics, has been awarded a contract to supply Oldendorff's fleet with Datum Shaft Power Meter systems, representing a major endorsement of their products and skills.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 12:01pm

By Mark Gladdis with 3 readers' comments

MHI Vestas launches first 10 MW wind turbine in history

MHI Vestas Turbine

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, based on the Isle of Wight, have made a stunning announcement at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg today (Tuesday), revealing the first win turbine in history with power rating of 10 MW.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 10:30am

By Michael Morris with 6 readers' comments

Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore expansion

vestas turbine blade

Hot on the heels of OnTheWight's report about big changes at MHI Vestas, they have announced what some of those changes will be.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Wight Shipyard sister co leads way in ferry support

Rapide Stern 1

SMS say they've had great wins with Condor Ferries, Red Funnel and Brittany Ferries whilst their sister company, the Wight Shipyard Co, goes from strength-to-strength in the new build sector.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 8:19am

By James Tourgout

Isle of Wight built Red Jet 7 nearing completion

red jet 7

Built on the Isle of Wight by Wight Shipyard in East Cowes, Red Jet 7 is getting close to being completed and ready for sea trials.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 12:07pm

By Stuart Hunt

Vital to protect Isle of Wight shipbuilding, says MP

bob seely stuart mcintosh and peter morton

Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely, says it's vital we protect shipbuilding on the Island. Adding that "We need a jobs agenda, not a house-building agenda".

Monday, 16th April, 2018 10:48am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Hostile takeover of GKN leads to Isle of Wight job fears

gkn workers

Local councillor says as the largest employer in East Cowes, GKN's continued presence is "vitally important", not only to local economy, but also to the education of young people and the local communities.

Friday, 30th March, 2018 4:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

MP shares concerns again over possible GKN takeover

bob seely on gkn

For a second time this month, Isle of Wight MP raises concerns about the jobs of GKN workers should shareholders of the global engineering business accept the unsolicited takeover by Melrose.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 7:15am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

MP concerned over possible GKN takeover

bob seely

The Isle of Wight MP believes this is a concerning development for GKN and for its operation on the Island.

Wednesday, 7th March, 2018 8:19pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Isle of Wight’s GKN takes Silver at prestigious business awards

thumbs up well done

GKN, based in East Cowes, picked up a Silver Health and Safety Award for achieving the most impressive or innovative improvement in the health and safety culture of the workplace.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

MHI Vestas plan to paint giant Isle of Wight blades at new plant in Fawley

MHI Vestas

Creating 50 new jobs in Fawley, MHI Vestas expands their UK industrial footprint with a new blade painting and logistics facility in the location of the former power station.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 7:38am

By Michael Morris with one comment

Gurit remain confident, stating Isle of Wight site worldwide technical hub

Gurit building

Bob Seely met with Gurit this week to understand their decision to axe 70 jobs on the Isle of Wight. He discovered it's the technical hub for Gurit worldwide with the company saying it's confident of its future here.

Friday, 13th October, 2017 11:48am

By Sally Perry with one comment