New images detailing SeAH Wind Ltd’s “mammoth” £300m offshore wind factory were unveiled today as featured in BDaily News.
The facility, part of Teesside’s Freeport, will sit on a 90-acre site adjacent to Teesworks’ £107m heavy-lift South Bank Quay. Its 1.13m sq ft footprint is four times the size of the Riverside Stadium and, when complete, will be the largest facility of its type in the world.
The factory services the offshore wind sector, producing monopiles that form the foundations of offshore wind turbine construction, and will create 1,500 jobs in the supply chain and during construction when work begins in July. Once operational, a further 750 roles will be created.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “2022 is our year of construction and we are rebuilding a new skyline for Teesside, one that looks to the future and is creating hundreds of well-paid jobs in the cleaner, healthier and safer industries of tomorrow.
“It’s fantastic to see that both SeAH Wind and its construction consultants, K2 Consultancy, are committed to employing local workers and using the region’s talent and suppliers to deliver the facility. These aren’t just fancy pictures, they’ll start to be a reality, with spades in the ground coming in just a few short months.