A wave of jobs is on its way to the Tees after a record-breaking turbine deal by the biggest wind farm project in the world. Dogger Bank has confirmed GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X turbine will be the one powering the first two phases of its enormous project. Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool will be the marshalling base for the wind farm’s equipment, installation and commissioning activities – creating 120 construction jobs. Recruitment will start by early next year, with turbine installation due to begin in 2023 at Dogger Bank A. A further 120 skilled jobs will be based offshore and at the Port of Tyne for operation and maintenance of the turbines.
Teeside Gazette 22nd Sept 2020 read more »
The construction and operation of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, has created 240 green jobs for the North-East.
Northern Echo 22nd Sept 2020 read more »
Hartlepool Mail 21st Sept 2020 read more »
A TRADE union has called for a halt to new offshore wind farms until a local supply chain is established. GMB London echoed the growing anger from GMB Scotland after it was announced last week that contracts to supply turbine jackets for SSE’s offshore wind farm, Seagreen, in Angus, were awarded to firms in China and UAE.
The National 22nd Sept 2020 read more »
FOLLOWING the news that BiFab has not been successful in securing any contracts related to SSE’s Seagreen offshore wind farm, Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing has written to the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, airing her concern that none of the contract has come to Fife. Speaking this afternoon, Ms Ewing said: “I was very concerned to read the announcement by SSE Renewables at the weekend and to learn that BiFab had not been successful in securing any of the contracts relating to SEE’s Seagreen offshore wind farm.
Central Fife Times 21st Sept 2020 read more »