Andrew has provided an update on a recent announcement that up to 750 local jobs will be created as part of a new £117 million manufacturing facility for offshore wind turbine monopile foundations at the new Able Marine Energy Park.
Andrew explains, "As residents will remember, myself and local MPs have campaigned long and hard for this, and I am pleased that the government has recently announced significant money towards this initiative. This will see a number of jobs coming to our area, and comes on top of all the other great developments taking place locally."
An offshore wind production boom will see up to 750 jobs being created in the Humber region thanks to more than £117 million of government and private investment.
Offshore wind manufacturer SeAH Wind Ltd will receive grant funding from the £160 million of support for offshore wind coastal manufacturing infrastructure announced by the Prime Minister in October towards a new £117 million manufacturing facility for offshore wind turbine monopile foundations at the new Able Marine Energy Park, on the south bank of the River Humber.
SeAH is the first investor to confirm it is locating at the Able Marine site, that was established thanks to up to £75 million of Government funding announced in March.
The new production facility will substantially boost 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.
This will be a huge boost to the local economy around the Humber, with up to 750 direct jobs and a similar number of indirect jobs being created, helping to revitalise one of England’s key industrial heartlands and bring in vital investment opportunities.