There is a growing concern within the Wind sector about the greater restrictions on movement, imposed by the relevant authorities as part of the response to the Covid-19 virus.
This concern particularly applies to Wind Turbine Technicians, Safety Inspectors, Blade Technicians, and other essential specialist providers within the sector.
If these specialist providers are unable to perform their duties, a detrimental risk to the UK and Ireland’s electricity supply could develop. The UK wind sector currently provides around 20% of the British Isles power generation, a downturn in renewable supply would have adverse effects on the UK government’s and EU renewable targets, resulting in higher carbon emissions; as this demand would be offset by fossil fuels.
Under the terms of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, Windtex believes all its employee and sub-contractors are now classed as ESSENTIAL workers.
Due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, Windtex Engineering Limited will take every precaution necessary, and in accordance with government guidelines, to mitigate the possibility of our highly valued employees, customers, and contractors from coming into contact with the virus.
This extraordinary state of affairs is an ever evolving crisis and liable to change on a day to day basis.
Windtex are continually observing this fluid situation and shall adapt our working policy to keep our employees and stakeholders abreast of the situation.