Wilton News

Universal Coatings has painter training covered with new accreditation 10th December, 2018

Universal Coatings has gained an important accreditation to support the ongoing skills development of its workforce. The company, which is part of the Wilton Group, will deliver the Society for Protective Coatings’ ‘TrainthePainter’ courses for its employees as part of its commitment to delivering high quality products and improving quality standards. SSPC Train the painter […]

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First Transition Pieces depart Wilton Engineering for Hornsea Project One 21st November, 2018

Wilton Engineering has completed its first tranche of offshore wind farm structures, which have departed its Teesside base for the North Sea. The four 340-tonne Transition Pieces for offshore wind turbines are part of a project for German company Steelwind to provide 21 structures for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One. Completed at Wilton Engineering’s vast fabrication […]

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Stobart Energy boosts jobs in North East with new wood management site 7th September, 2018

Stobart Energy will create 40 direct jobs in the North East of England when it opens a new wood management site today. The business has based itself on a facility directly adjacent to the River Tees, which has its own quay within Port Clarence, on the outskirts of Stockton-On-Tees, for the 16-acre multipurpose site. Stobart […]

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Tees Valley Mayor opens £3m offshore wind facility at Port Clarence Offshore Base 21st June, 2018

Wilton Group has unveiled a £3 million state-of-the-art coatings facility for offshore wind turbine components, which was officially opened by Tees Valley metro mayor Ben Houchen. The Preparation & Coatings Facility, which is located at the 54-acre Port Clarence Base and operated by Wilton Group member Universal Coatings, is part of a continued investment programme […]

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Major report recommends 60 percent UK Content target for offshore sector on Britain’s East Coast to enable 25,000 jobs pipeline & maximise export opportunities 19th April, 2018

Former Energy Minister, the Rt. Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP has recommended that the Government establish a new 60 percent UK Content target for British offshore wind projects in his report, ‘Winning Locally, Going Global’. As the current 50 percent target is close to being met by some wind farm developers, Sir Michael now wants […]

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Sir Michael Fallon to publish report into local content in Offshore Wind Sector 19th February, 2018

The former Defence Secretary and former Energy Minister, Sir Michael Fallon MP, is to prepare a report assessing the impact of the Government’s policy towards UK local content in the provision of the technology required to deliver energy from the UK’s offshore wind energy licences. Sir Michael’s report, provisionally titled ‘Winning Locally’, has been commissioned […]

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