17th September 2014

It is funny how we suddenly get a load of new work coming in to price from totally unrelated parties for a particular service we offer. This week it has been Customer Electrics for five individual 500kW wind turbines – most of which are located around East and West Midlands. All are relatively similar in terms of scope of works …

Alex Thornton17th September 2014

5th Sept 2014

We are heading for the same crazy situation which seems to repeat itself each year. We have a quiet(ish) summer and then come September/October it goes ballistic all the way through to the following March/April. The groundworks crew have 2 weeks off between now and Christmas and that is before we even consider poor weather and jobs taking longer than …

Alex Thornton5th Sept 2014

11th August 2014

She’s a bit wild out there today! We have had to pull all our climbing engineers off turbines due to the wind. As a general rule of thumb we won’t allow any climbing when wind speeds exceed 10m/s and it is doing double that at the moment. We were hoping to get through a load of scheduled service and maintenance …

Alex Thornton11th August 2014

25th July 2014

Wow, Friday already. A combination of being super busy and having fun means that time is flying at the moment! This week has been a bit of a mixed bag with very little chance for action shots which I regularly put up on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windcare/202108219833128. There will be some more photos put up there next week as we …

Alex Thornton25th July 2014

9th July 2014

This is the first blog post since WindCare celebrated its 3rd birthday. As ever, things are busy this end and we are in the middle of another batch of medium scale wind turbine installations. Our install crew is currently down near Cambridge off-loading and prepping a 225kW turbine on a 50m tower. We had planned to lift today/tomorrow but with …

Alex Thornton9th July 2014

23rd June 2014

It has been some time since I have written a blog post. I apologise and my only defence is that we have been unbelievably busy over the past 3 months and I have been concentrating on putting wind turbine up and not writing about them! There was also a new addition to my family with baby Annabelle arriving safely at …

Alex Thornton23rd June 2014

11th March 2014

This weather is amazing isn’t it? Three weeks ago most of the UK was under water and it has been pretty rough since before Christmas. Now they are talking about watering the racecourse at Cheltenham on Thursday as it is drying out too quickly. We have had blue skies and hardly any cloud cover for the last 3 days and …

Alex Thornton11th March 2014

25th February 2014

I haven’t blogged for a while which is mostly down to the simple fact we have been snowed under with work. The Feed-in-Tariff is being slashed by 20% at the end of March meaning any project which is not pre-accredited needs to be up and spinning by then. It looks like the weather has calmed down a bit now which …

Alex Thornton25th February 2014

Energy Now Expo 2014

The WindCare team will be exhibiting at Energy Now Expo at the Telford International Centre, which showcases renewable energy opportunities available to agricultural and rural communities, on the 12th – 13th February 2014. Alex Thornton, Commercial Director of WindCare said: “Energy Now Expo 2013 was a fantastic show and was the perfect opportunity for us to showcase the services we …

Alex ThorntonEnergy Now Expo 2014

5th February 2014

As we continue to grow, we have taken on another member of staff this week and the whole team welcomes Joel Richardson to WindCare. Joel is a local lad with 8 years’ mechanical experience working at heights in the great outdoors and is the latest addition to our install team. It is difficult to find the right people with the …

Alex Thornton5th February 2014