A Danish maker of wind turbines is in talks to produce the world’s biggest blades at a new factory in the northeast of England. Vestas said that almost 2,000 jobs could result from plans to expand its British operations to produce parts for its new model of offshore wind turbine. As well as a new factory, it plans to upgrade its plant on the Isle of Wight to cope with the 115.5m blades and to source turbine towers from new British third-party manufacturing sites. The plans are contingent on Vestas securing enough orders for its turbines from developers building wind farms in British waters. First customers will have to succeed in a government auction of subsidy contracts early next year.
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