1600 new Vestas jobs cancelled

The firm Vestas has pulled out of a deal to create 1600 jobs at Sheerness in Kent.

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Sheerness port "disappointed" on Vestas broken deal

The chief executive of Peel Ports has spoken of his disappointment after wind turbine manufacturer Vestas pulled out of a deal to build a factory at Sheerness - that would have created 1,600 jobs.

In a statement, Peel Ports Chief Executive, Mark Whitworth said:

“We are extremely disappointed that we have been unable to conclude the agreement with Vestas. However, we remain fully committed to the strategy outlined for the Port of Sheerness of attracting major renewables manufacturers to complement our valued heritage business."_

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