Warwickshire-based FuturEnergy is celebrating its two biggest ever orders after selling more than 300 wind turbines to a power solutions company in Lebanon.
FuturEnergy specialises in the manufacture of micro wind turbines and supplies products across the globe.
The business has been trading for more than 10 years and has exported wind turbines to remote areas of the world, with one even being transported to the Arctic on the Aurora Magnetica explorer vessel.
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IPT PowerTech, in Beirut, ordered 114 wind turbines just before Christmas and has now just placed one for a further 228 turbines – FuturEnergy’s two biggest single orders to date.
The turbines will be used to reduce the fuel cost of diesel generators powering mobile phone communication masts. It’s anticipated the entire project will cover 280 communications tower sites, each powered by two turbines.
FuturEnergy received support in exporting to Lebanon from the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Team at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Hub.
FuturEnergy sales manager, Sandra Shirley explained: “We produce 1kw micro wind turbines and have a 10kw turbine currently in development.
“We have been trading overseas since the business was set-up 11 years ago. Our turbines are mainly used in remote areas that are potentially off the grid.
“UKTI have been great in helping us with the export documentation as we had never shipped to Lebanon before. They have been very supportive and have always been on hand to help and often call to see how we are progressing.”
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News of FuturEnergy’s success is also a boost for the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Go For Growth 16’ campaign, which aims to ensure the region hits is growth potential in 2016.
Mick Page, international trade advisor at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is a great example of a company that has successfully exported products to some of the most remote areas of the world.
“They’ve shown commitment to growing the export business and part of this has been providing the right training and support to the customer in Lebanon.
“We are looking to see how this business might be replicated, as there is a clear opportunity for this application for the turbines, and one way UKTI can help is to help uncover more business leads.”