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

MHI Vestas Aerial-21131

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

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