South East Cornwall loses out on jobs as Windturbine installation firm Windcrop goes administration
A WIND turbine installation firm specialising in small-scale projects which looked set to provide dozens of new jobs for people in South East Cornwall has gone into administration.
In February this year Windcrop, the UK's largest wind turbine installation firm, established an office in Saltash and set out plans to provide 30 new jobs for local people.
The group reported a positive start with a boost in sales and keen interest from individuals and businesses looking to invest in renewable energy across the South West.
But a representative from Companies House has confirmed the firm, based in Norfolk, has called in the administrators.
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No one from Windcrop was available to speak to the Cornish Guardian. It has been reported that Windcrop founder John Moore, who established the business in 2009, said a combination of factors had led to the situation unfolding. He said uncertainty around the feed-in tariffs had led to increased difficulties for the firm.
It is believed that customers who have already had turbines installed by Windcrop are likely see a new company take over the running and maintenance of the machines.