GE Renewable Energy to open new offshore wind blade manufacturing plant in Teesside

15 Mar 2021

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it plans to open a new blade manufacturing facility in Teesside in the north east of England.

LM Wind Power plans to set up and operate the plant which will be dedicated to the production of its 107 metre long offshore wind turbine blades, a key component of GE’s Haliade-X, one of the most powerful offshore wind turbines in operation today. Terms of the construction and financing of the new plant are in advanced stages of negotiation between the interested parties.

GE Renewable Energy estimates that this new plant, set to open and start production in 2023, could create up to 750 direct renewable energy jobs and up to 1,500 indirect jobs in the area to support the entire value chain needed to operate this facility. This announcement and commitment support the UK government’s plan to develop jobs, infrastructure, and supply chains to reach its goal to commission 40GW of offshore wind power by 2030 and become a global leader in green energy.

As part of that plan, Teesside has just been designated as one of the UK’s newest freeports. GE Renewable Energy’s new blade manufacturing plant will be located in Teesworks, an ideal location to serve the vast offshore wind potential of the North Sea.

For more information please visit the GE Renewable Energy website.

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