East Cowes Group hit back at comments made by boatbuilder

venture quays

One of the group with plans for a cultural arts centre in East Cowes points out that she's been fighting for five years to keep employment on the site and would do nothing to jeopardise that.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 10:51am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight sustainable clothing company, Rapanui, makes it into Wired Magazine

rapanui bill board poster by Andrew Nordbruch

Since we first interviewed them in their parents' spare room in 2008, the Drake-Knight brothers of Rapanui fame have continued to grow and innovate.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cowes Enterprise develop cutting-edge curriculum to help pupils win jobs in maritime sector

Pupils having training

The new curriculum will include boat-building, including specifications and designing prototypes; navigation electronics; celestial navigation; tides; admiralty chart conventions; shipping forecasts; practical boat-handling skills; and attending Cowes Regatta to celebrate the production of boats.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:32pm

By Yasmin

Diverse Marine sign UK deal with SAFE Boats International

safe boats international - trio formation

Isle of Wight based Diverse Marine have signed an Agreement with SAFE Boats International to represent the company’s world renowned product portfolio in the United Kingdom.

Monday, 25th February, 2019 2:25pm

By Charles Skillings

Isle of Wight job losses expected after announcement of ‘severe commercial problems’

Gurit building

Those working in automotive factory production at Newport-based engineering company, Gurit, are likely to have an uncertain Christmas after the company announced 'severe commercial problems' and issued a profit warning for the group.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 8:51am

By Sally Perry

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind hits milestone with Scottish turbine contract

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The installation of the world’s most powerful commercial turbine in Moray Firth means more local, clean energy jobs in Scotland and across the UK, including the most recent expansion of blade production at MHI Vestas on the Isle of Wight

Friday, 7th December, 2018 8:14am

By Michael Morris with 3 readers' comments

MHI Vestas forecasts 1,100 new jobs thanks to new blade production

mhi vestas

A new blade mould arrives at the MHI Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight, bringing with it a forecast of 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in the region, as well as £42m million additional economic benefit per year.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 12:01am

By Heather Wilkins with 2 readers' comments

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