Plans for GE Renewable Energy’s mammoth wind turbine blade factory on Teesside have been officially approved. Redcar and Cleveland borough council have given the green light for the construction of the huge 76,200sq m facility, in the South Bank zone of the Teesworks site, with construction due to begin later in 2021 for a 2023 completion. LM Wind Power will operate the facility, which will be dedicated to the production of its 107-metre-long offshore wind turbine blades. These are a key component of GE’s Haliade-X, the most powerful offshore wind turbine built today and used at Dogger Bank, the world’s largest wind farm, located just 80 miles off the north-east coast. The facility is one of the first major schemes to come to the Teesworks site and up to 2,250 jobs will be created to support the construction of the factory. When completed the huge factory will create up to 750 direct highly skilled jobs and close to 1,500 indirect jobs to support its supply chain.
Infrastructure Intelligence 13th Sept 2021 read more »
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm, off the North East coast of England, will have its new operations and maintenance (O&M) base constructed and operated under recognised standards for net-zero buildings. Equinor’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm, expected to be the world’s largest offshore windfarm once operational, will have it’s O&M based constructed in line with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework. The facility, to be located at the Port of Tyne, will be fitted with solar panels to enable onsite renewable generation, electric vehicle (EV) charging points for staff and will be built using low-carbon materials that meet UKGBC energy efficiency classifications.
Edie 14th Sept 2021 read more »