The government will put £266m into boosting its wind power manufacturing capacity in the Humber region, it was announced this morning. Turbine maker Siemens Gamesa will receive £186m of funding, which will allow it to hire a further 1,080 staff.
City AM 9th Aug 2021 read more »
In north-east England, green shoots are beginning to emerge after decades of economic decline. From the Tyne’s former coal heartlands to the Humber, local communities are poised for a green revolution, sparked by plans to build the world’s largest offshore windfarm at Dogger Bank in the North Sea. Paul O’Neill, a manager at the County Hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, believes the offshore wind industry could “change the reputation” of the region. “This city was built on coal money. And there’s still this idea in the south that everything up here is grim with coal,” said O’Neill, the son of a miner who worked in the Throckley pits just outside Newcastle. “This could be a new revolution for the north-east,” he says.
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Nearly 500 jobs are to be created in one of Britain’s biggest boom industries, offshore wind engineering. Two new facilities are to be built on the Humber, the fulcrum of the country’s wind power construction industry, as the sector gears up to deliver government pledges to treble the amount of installed capacity over the next decade. Siemens Gamesa, the German-Spanish wind turbine engineering group, is more than doubling the size of its turbine blade manufacturing plant in Hull incorporating the next generation of wind technology.
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