UK-based Mabey Bridge has secured an order from Dutch wind turbine manufacturer EWT for 30 onshore wind turbine towers.

Additionally, the order includes the supply of 41 wind turbine foundations for EWT’s DW52 and DW54 500kW wind turbines for the community energy generation market.

The turbines will be installed in the UK and mainland Europe; they will be 35m, 40m, 50m and 75m tall.

EWT is a global designer and manufacturer of gearless wind turbines active in Europe, North America and Asia. The company offers a range of onshore direct drive wind turbines.

Mabey Bridge Energy & Marine managing director Mark Coia said the EWT order demonstrates that onshore wind is supporting skilled manufacturing jobs and can play an integral role in reaching Britain’s 15% renewable energy target by 2020.

"Most importantly, this deal with EWT represents a real vote of confidence in the British renewables manufacturing sector," Coia added.

"Whilst the UK still imports far more renewable energy infrastructure than we might like, a clean energy manufacturing sector is emerging that will help create sustainable skilled jobs and growth for years to come."

EWT global supply chain manager Martin Dijkstra said, "This contract with Mabey Bridge allows us to serve our increasing project pipeline in England, Scotland and Wales in 2014.

"We are pleased to work with an established local manufacturer for our growing business in the UK."

"Sourcing components, wherever feasible, from local suppliers is a key aspect in our supply chain strategy," he added.

Image: EWT has awarded a wind turbine tower supply order to Mabey Bridge. Photo courtesy of Mabey Bridge Ltd.