Diverse Marine wins contract to build transfer vessel for offshore energy crew

Design for the vessel

Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, were awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:31pm

By Luke Atkins

Over 200 personalised Door Claws supplied to Isle of Wight care homes

The personalised door claw

BAE Isle of Wight has stepped in to help prevent spread of Covid-19 to vulnerable care home residents on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 7th May, 2020 10:24am

By Chris Taylor

Isle of Wight BAE engineers play their part in response to Coronavirus Ventilator Challenge

BAE AirCare ventilator

News OnTheWight has learned that at least four Isle of Wight BAE engineers have played an active role in BAE cross-company project to build the AirCare in response to the Government’s Ventilator Challenge. Here’s what they’ve been doing

Friday, 1st May, 2020 4:41pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

GKN Isle of Wight furlough around a quarter of staff

entrance to gkn aerospace

The furloughed staff are expected to be redeployed on ventilator production in the coming days and weeks

Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 3:23pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s Vikoma secures £300,000 government-backed guarantees to export equipment to help clean-up oil spills

vikoma high sprint version

The government-backed guarantees will help Vikoma deliver on the 25 tenders to export equipment that will help contain and clean-up oil spills in marine and industrial centres across the globe

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 9:54am

By Natalie Addis

Isle of Wight companies donate or help make vital equipment in the fight against Coronavirus

MHI Vestas delivering donated items

MHI Vestas and GKN Aerospace are both involved in donating or making items to help in the fight against Coronavirus

Monday, 30th March, 2020 7:55pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight company innovates to protect NHS staff from Coronavirus

black art graphics staff modelling the face masks

Isle of Wight business is offering to turn usual business machinery to produce equipment to protect NHS staff from Coronavirus. You can donate to help

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 9:36am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Can Isle of Wight companies help with production of 30,000 new ventilators?


Isle of Wight businesses are being asked whether they can step up and help with the production of 30,000 new ventilators - whether that be as a medical device company or manufacturer of components

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 1:05pm

By Sophie Taylor with 2 readers' comments

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind win new contract for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Aerial view of MHI Vestas turbines in the sea

MHI Vestas Offshore see the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project as a major step forward for the offshore wind industry in the UK

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Maritime UK Solent aims to bring together marine-related businesses in the Solent region

High tech boat in the solent

Maritime UK Solent is a new business-led body that will bring together the array of maritime assets based in the Solent region, to promote and strengthen them

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 8:24am

By Bex Pearce

Worried about economic future of seaside towns? Don’t forget wider maritime economy, the ‘Coastal Powerhouse’

red jet 7

Iain MacKinnon, Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance, shares his views on the issue of seaside towns and the wider maritime economy, focusing especially on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 1:09pm

By Iain Mackinnon with one comment

Investment in GKN Aerospace’s Isle of Wight operation praised by MP

GKNA Garry Hernes Bob Seely

The MP said that companies like GKN Aerospace help the Isle of Wight raise its profile on the international stage.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 8:20am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments