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Founded Year

1984

Stage

Grant | Alive

About Houghton International

Houghton International specializes in enhancing the performance of electro mechanical assets across various sectors, focusing on the repair and maintenance of motors, generators, and electrical rotating equipment. The company offers a comprehensive suite of services including repair, maintenance, and life extension for a wide range of electro mechanical equipment, as well as emergency repair services and bespoke research and development solutions. Houghton International primarily serves sectors such as renewable energy, power generation, water, rail and transport, industrial and manufacturing, mining, marine, and electric vehicles. It was founded in 1984 and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Headquarters Location

Riverside Court Fisher Street

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE6 4LT,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)191 234 3000

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Latest Houghton International News

Houghton International invests in wind turbine repair facility

Oct 8, 2023

Houghton International invests in wind turbine repair facility The Newcastle firm expects to see a large upturn in demand for the service in the coming years 08:00, 8 OCT 2023 Houghton International has launched a new business arm (Image: Houghton International) Sign up to FREE email alerts from BusinessLive - Manufacturing - your round-up from across the sector direct every Monday More Newsletters Subscribe Invalid emailSomething went wrong, please try again later. More Newsletters We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and third parties based on our knowledge of you. More info Thank you for subscribing! Group 28 Sign up to FREE email alerts from BusinessLive - Manufacturing - your round-up from across the sector direct every Monday Invalid emailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Sign Up × North East engineering firm Houghton International is investing in a new 20,000 sqft wind turbine repair facility. The Newcastle business said it is investing significantly to support the country’s energy transition by creating a dedicated wind turbine repair and life-extension facility at its Ronnie Mitten Works on Shields Road. It follows on from the completion of a project on an Enercon direct drive wind turbine in the Faroe Islands – its second successful project on such equipment. The company expects to see a large upturn in demand for its services in the coming years, driven by the need to generate clean energy and reduce the length of outages experienced when turbines fail. Michael Mitten, CEO, expects the investment in the dedicated wind turbine repair facility to be complete by the end of the year. He said: “We were a subcontractor on our first Enercon turbine repair project, but with this one we were the primary contractor, leading the entire job: diagnosing the fault; specifying the solution which included a marked improvement in the generator’s insulation system and weather proofing from the original design; then managing safe dismantling and logistics; executing the whole repair and life extension project; as well as reinstalling and commissioning the unit. All under incredibly challenging conditions in the Faroe Island’s volatile weather environment. “No other company in the world is offering a direct drive wind turbine repair and life-extension service, let alone primary project management. Our entire team, including our highly skilled subcontracted partners, really stepped up to the plate here, delivering huge value for our customer in a tight delivery window and incredibly challenging environment.” Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International (Image: handout from Houghton International) Repairing and life-extending direct drive turbines has taken roughly six months, which it said is quicker than waiting for a new replacement that can take up to two years to be delivered. The new investment in the repair facility within the company’s existing Ronnie Mitten Works will reduce lead times by roughly 20%. Mr Mitten added: “By breathing new life into wind turbine generators alongside other components, we are redirecting asset owners toward investing in repairs and life-extension over replacements, offering a more sustainable and cost-effective path forward for the industry. “Investing in facilities is one thing, but having the skills to do the work is another, hence we’ve recruited 10 new apprentices and trainees to support this future challenge. With this investment we are creating both the physical and human infrastructure to ensure we can cost effectively meet industry needs while supporting the necessary energy transition.” Story Saved You can find this story in   My Bookmarks. Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right. Follow BusinessLive Most Recent

Houghton International Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Houghton International founded?

    Houghton International was founded in 1984.

  • Where is Houghton International's headquarters?

    Houghton International's headquarters is located at Riverside Court, Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • What is Houghton International's latest funding round?

    Houghton International's latest funding round is Grant.

  • Who are the investors of Houghton International?

    Investors of Houghton International include Regional Growth Fund.

  • Who are Houghton International's competitors?

    Competitors of Houghton International include Bruel & Kjaer Vibro and 4 more.

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