Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing
LDA obtained planning consent and constructed a new 100,000sq.ft purpose built R&D and Manufacturing facility . The site located on an established Business Park near Newport on the River Medina was chosen because it would allow the manufacture of blades in excess of 45m in length anticipated for the new generation of off shore wind farms.
New Blades are delivered onto a slipway and loaded upon a purpose built barge for transfer to Southampton where they could be shipped world wide. The factory provided over 180 jobs and utilised a local ship building skill base.