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03Feb94 UK: TAYWOOD TO PULL OUT OF WIND POWER.

Taylor Woodrow is set to pull out of the wind power sector after pioneering both the design of turbines and the development of windfarms.The contractor is reacting to the uncertain future of wind power and a desire to concentrate only on core activities.Taylor Woodrow owns Wind Energy Group, which designs and manufactures turbines, and is a joint venture partner in windfarm developer National Wind Power.But it was revealed this week that if an offer for Taylor Woodrow's windfarm interests were to come forward, it 'would be looked at favourably'.Under the chairmanship of Colin Parsons, Taylor Woodrow is focusing on its core activities of house building, property, construction and trading.The role of Wind Energy Group was questioned in a wide-ranging company review and it was considered ripe for selling.Taylor Woodrow's wind interests suffered a setback at the end of last year when three of its windfarms, in Cornwall and mid-Wales, were closed for examination after gale force winds ripped apart four turbines, supplied by Wind Energy Group. CONSTRUCTION NEWS