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Able UK to assemble 90 wind turbines

A Teesside plant is set to construct 90 offshore wind turbines, creating up to 100 jobs.

A full-scale turbine pre-assembly operation will be established at Able UK’s Seaton Port as part of MHI Vestas’ work for Triton Knoll.

A statement by MHI said: “It is anticipated that in total the port activity involving all partners could create around 100 new and predominantly local jobs, and unlock over £16m investment in new infrastructure and equipment.”

Turbe tower sections, blades and nacelles will be assembled at Seaton before being transported for installation at the wind farm, more than 30km offshore.

MHI Vestas CEO Philippe Kavafyan said: “This means highly-skilled job in the local offshore wind sector.”

Able UK will develop an additional 140m of heavy-duty quayside at the port, which it says will help the port become a competitive force within the offshore sector while providing considerable opportunities for the local supply chain.

 

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