750 manufacturing jobs to be created on the Humber as £117m offshore wind investment confirmed
£117m offshore wind investment confirmed. Up to 750 new jobs have been outlined at Able Marine Energy Park as funding was secured by monopile manufacturer SeAH Wind Ltd for the Humber site.
The South Korean steel tube specialist will receive a government grant to help build out a £117 million facility for offshore wind foundations.
A similar number of jobs are anticipated in the supply chain and support sectors as the ‘big space in the right place’ looks set to finally realise its long-held potential.
The financial backing was revealed by Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng today, with the company first outlining its intention back in September last year.
Since then Able has secured £75 million from Westminster to support the huge North Killingholme port development, with the further funding dedicated to the inward investment.
The new production facility is described as substantially boosting the UK’s offshore wind manufacturing base, supplying essential components to British offshore wind farms across the UK, as well as for export around the world.
Mr Kwarteng said: “Our offshore wind sector is a UK success story, with more capacity installed than any other country and we are ensuring that our manufacturing base can be equally world-leading.
“Thanks to Government backing, we have created a port hub on the south bank of the Humber that is allowing us to grow our manufacturing capabilities and I’m delighted to see this investment from SeAH creating hundreds of high-skilled jobs and helping to revitalise one of our key industrial heartlands.”
Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone, added: “Workers on the Humber will be building the next generation of wind turbines that will not only help us meet our own climate change commitments but will be exported and can power countries all over the globe in a cleaner greener future.”