VertAx Wind Limited was formed in 2007 out of Eurowind Developments Ltd with the objective of developing a multi-megawatt wind turbine generator for use specifically offshore. The company's aim is to substantially reduce the cost of offshore wind energy whilst re-establishing a wind turbine manufacturing activity within British industry and thus creating new 'Green Jobs' within the United Kingdom.
The company's strategy is to develop a design that is simple, robust and cost-effective, whilst moving away from traditional supply chains. Longevity, reliability, and low maintenance costs are key areas of consideration.
In order to achieve the necessary level of technical competence the company has engaged with a number of experts both at a corporate and individual level. This collective expertise will ensure the overall objectives are achieved and a reliable British product will contribute to meeting the United Kingdom's goal of reducing carbon emissions and producing electrical power from a renewable source of energy.