Offshore wind job creation and multi-million pound investment in Port of Tyne
13 May 2020
Posted by: Rob Norris
Welcoming today’s announcement by Equinor and SSE Renewables that they have chosen the Port of Tyne as the location for a multi-million pound Operation and Maintenance base for their massive Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project, creating over 200 O&M jobs, RenewableUK's Deputy Chief Executive Melanie Onn said:
"This is a great example of how our member companies in the offshore wind sector are investing billions of pounds in developing vital new energy infrastructure all around the UK. Offshore wind is creating new opportunities and employment in port towns and coastal communities throughout the country.
"As we look to the future, renewables offer us a way to rebuild our economy after the Coronavirus pandemic, not just by developing projects here but by exporting our valuable expertise around the world. We can consolidate our global lead in offshore wind and in developing innovative technologies like floating wind, marine power and renewable hydrogen, as well as restarting the development of new onshore wind projects".
For further information, please contact:
· Luke Clark, Head of External Affairs 07875 704 032 Luke.Clark@RenewableUK.com
· Robert Norris, Head of Communications 07969 229 913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com
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