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    The Crown Estate welcomes Sheerness announcement

    News // May 20, 2011

    The Crown Estate in the UK says it welcomes this week's announcement that the wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is to establish a new manufacturing facility at the Port of Sheerness.

    The signing of an option agreement with Peel Ports signals Vestas’s commitment to establishing a UK manufacturing base, and is another significant step in the development of the offshore wind industry UK supply chain.

    Approximately 83 hectares of the Port of Sheerness forms part of The Crown Estate, which is leased to Peel Ports, and will provide the majority of the land for the manufacturing facility.

    Roy Evans, Head of Development and Asset Management for The Crown Estate’s marine estate, said: “We look forward to continuing to work with Vestas and the Port of Sheerness in bringing this important investment into the UK to a successful conclusion.”

     

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