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Teesworks £400m wind turbine factory work begins

12 Jul 2022

Ground has officially been broken on building a £400m offshore wind turbine factory on the site of a former steelworks.

Korean firm SeAH Wind is looking to build up to 150 turbine bases a year at its new Teesworks site creating 750 new jobs.

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said the old Redcar steelworks site was "filling up" with SeAH the first "private sector project to get spades in the ground".

Mr Houchen advised that it would be the world's "biggest monopile factory" and was a "huge milestone" for the Teeswork site.

Any turbines built there would be shipped out to the North Sea wind farms such as Dogger Bank from a new £107 million quay being built as part of the Teesworks Freeport scheme.

Chris Harrison, on behalf of Northern Land Management and JC Musgrave, said £130m had been spent on demolition and remediation of the wider Teesworks site.

SeAH president Joosung Lee said the factory would "bring manufacturing back to Teesside", adding the UK was the "perfect place" to start the steelmaking company's journey into wind technology.

Reference: www.bbc.co.uk “Teesworks £400m wind turbine factory work begins”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-62112667 12/07/2022