Construction work on two new coastal offshore wind hubs in northeast England is set to begin later this year, after the government today confirmed it is providing £95m of investment towards the flagship projects in support of its ambition for every UK home to be powered by offshore wind within a decade. Able Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the River Humber is to receive up to £75m of the funding, while Teesworks Offshore Manufacturing Centre on the River Tees has been offered up to £20m, with a view to upgrading both ports so they are able to support the burgeoning North Sea offshore wind industry, according to the government. Together the two new ports will be able to house up to seven offshore wind manufacturers, directly creating around 6,000 new jobs each and helping to “revitalise these historic industrial heartlands”, it claimed.
Business Green 10th March 2021 read more »
New wind farm ports in northeast will create 6,000 jobs and build ‘next generation’ of North Sea wind turbines. The government has announced a £95m plan to build two new offshore wind ports on the north east coast of England which will create thousands of jobs and help the UK construct the next generation of wind turbines. The two new facilities on the Humber and on Teesside will boost investment in the region and create up to 6,000 jobs in the north, the government said. Construction of the plants is set to start later this year, with £75m going to Able Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the River Humber, and £20m to Teesworks Offshore Manufacturing Centre on the River Tees. The ports will undergo significant upgrades in order to support the growing North Sea wind energy industry.
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LEADERS and businesses have reacted to the announcement that a new port will be built on Teesside, creating 750 jobs. The Prime Minister announced plans for up to £95m to be invested to build new wind ports with the capacity to house up to seven manufacturers in total. In an announcement yesterday, the government said Teesworks Offshore Manufacturing Centre will benefit from up to £20m.
Northern Echo 11th March 2021 read more »
Who are GE Renewables and what happens next? What offshore wind plans mean for Teesside.
Teesside Gazette 11th March 2021 read more »
NOT content with putting a Union flag on everything they can lay their eyes on, the Tories are now going after things they can’t even see. With playgrounds, schools, and community centres all due a good flagging, what could be next in line to be crowned British? The wind, apparently. Tory minister Paul Scully made that absurd claim while speaking on Sky News today. There to promote the UK Government plans to “create 6000 jobs” by investing £95 million in renewable energy across Teesside and the Humber, Scully got a little carried away.
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Coast Renewable Services will help service and maintain EDF’s wind turbines in the UK for the next three years. Managing director Mark Robson said the Port of Dundee company’s workforce would rise from 40 to 60 staff this year. He said: “It’s been hard work getting the contract over the line.
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