Teesworks PS400m Wind Turbine Factory Work begins

Officially, work has begun to build a PS400m offshore turbine factory on the former site of a steelworks.

Teesworks PS400m Wind Turbine Factory Work begins

Officially, work has begun to build a PS400m offshore turbine factory on the former site of a steelworks.

Korean company SeAH wind plans to build 150 turbine bases per year at its Teesworks site, creating 750 jobs.

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen stated that the former Redcar steelworks site was now "filling up" and SeAH was the first "private sector project in the ground".

General Electric however has stated that it won't be moving forward with its plans to manufacture turbine blades in the area.

Official ground was broken at SeAH's 90-acre site by dignitaries, including Mr Houchen, South Korean ambassador and Kwasi Kwarteng, business secretary.

Joonsung Lee, president of SeAH, stated that the factory would "bring manufacturing home to Teesside" and added that the UK was "the perfect place" for the steelmaking company to begin its journey into wind technology.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, Mr Houchen claimed it would be the "biggest monopile plant" in the world and was a "huge landmark" for Teeswork.

The turbines that were built there would be transported to Dogger Bank, North Sea wind farms, via a new PS107m Quay. This is part of the Teesworks Freeport program.

Teesworks is split 90-10 in favor of JC Musgrave Capital and Northern Land Management. DCS Industrial Limited keeps 10%.

Chris Harrison of Northern Land Management and JC Musgrave stated that PS130m was spent on the demolition and remediation work at the Teesworks site.

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