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Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff has welcomed the new green jobs and engineering skills being brought to Wychavon after a visit to a new factory in Hartlebury.

Endurance Wind Power manufactures wind turbines that are smaller than the standard turbines and are typically used on farms. The company have recently started production of the turbines at their manufacturing plant in Hartlebury. This plant will eventually build 100 turbines per year.

Dave Rankin, UK Managing Director of Endurance Wind Power said,

"I was delighted to show Peter around our new factory last week. Endurance Wind Power is a manufacturer of farm-scale wind turbines renowned for global engineering excellence. We have demonstrated our commitment to the UK by investing in a manufacturing facility that will become a global export hub for world leading British built technology and eventually create up to 100 highly skilled engineering jobs"

After the visit Peter said,

“It was great to have a tour of Endurance’s Hartlebury facility to see first-hand how this green success story is creating high skilled jobs in my constituency and exporting world leading turbines to farmers across the UK and beyond. This new announcement will help keep farmers in business, reducing their electricity costs and enabling them to sell surplus power to the National Grid.

“It was particularly interesting for me to the visit the site at the time of Tomorrow’s Engineers week (4th- 8th November).

“Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is a showcase for the breadth and depth of 21st Century engineering and Endurance is a perfect example of the new engineering technology we are developing in the UK.

“We need to make young people aware of the exciting opportunities available in engineering, like at Endurance, so they can go on to create and contribute to future technology.”


Photograph shows (left to right) Bill Bishop, Peter Luff MP, Dean Kessely Dave Rankin and Anthony Rochelle-Whyte at Endurance Wind Power in front of one of the turbines at Hartlebury

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