More than 1,000 jobs will be created and protected as a result of a bid to drive next-generation wind turbines.
More than 1,000 jobs will be created and protected as a result of a £160 million bid to power next-generation wind turbines. SeAH Wind and Smulders Projects, both offshore producers, will get government money to develop factories to produce parts for future machines. The project entails delivering critical components to offshore wind farms throughout the United Kingdom, as well as for export.
SeAH will invest the money in a £117 million factory on the Humber’s Able Marine Energy Park, which will employ up to 750 people by 2030. Smulders’ stake is part of a £70 million investment in new equipment and infrastructure at its Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, facility. It is expected to create and protect up to 325 jobs.
Ministers claimed that private investment will provide more than £180 million.
“Wind is one of the UK’s greatest natural assets, and we’re a world leader in offshore wind energy,” Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng stated yesterday.
“We are committed to building and nurturing a robust, world-class manufacturing base so that British businesses and workers can fully benefit from the economic advantages that come with being a windy island nation.
“Today’s investments will benefit the entire United Kingdom, not just the UK’s industrial heartlands, where they will create and support thousands of good-paying jobs.”
They will benefit the country by generating more onshore manufacturing, encouraging inward investment, and expanding export options, he stated.
Yesterday, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow put her words into action by planting flowers at one of the country’s most prestigious gardening events. She got her hands dirty at the Hampton Court Flower Show by planting geums, which are drought-tolerant plants that can withstand the extremes of rain and drought that climate change is anticipated to bring, writes John Ingham.
She spoke out in support of the government’s Plant For Our Planet program, which encourages everyone to plant something, anything from a tree to a flower pot, to protect animals and combat climate change.
At the same time, The Wildlife Trusts announced the launch of twelve significant projects that employ nature to prevent climate change by absorbing and storing carbon from the atmosphere.
As part of our Green Britain Needs You campaign, the Daily Express is urging everyone, from the government to individuals, to create room for nature.
Peatland restoration throughout Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland, and Somerset is one of the WT programs, which is funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”