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STAR Capital Partnership has acquired Windhoist Holdings (Windhoist) for an undisclosed amount. Originally founded in Ireland in the 1950s with a focus on agricultural machinery, the family owned business supplies since 2005 mechanical and electrical engineering turnkey services to the wind industry under the Windhoist brand.
 
With a historical focus on the onshore wind market, more recently the company completed the portside construction of 84 offshore wind towers for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project, the first to utilise this approach in the UK. Windhoist has erected over 6000 turbines with an installed capacity in excess of 11GW across the world. Tim Adams, who has an engineering background and has spent his career employed in various roles in the renewable and maritime construction industries, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the company. Windhoist’s current Managing Director, the company’s second-generation family founder, will step down to pursue other opportunities.
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