GE Renewable Energy’s plans for a state-of-the-art wind turbine blade manufacturing factory in Teesside, UK, have taken a major step forward.
The plans for the 78,000 sq m facility, to be located in the South Bank zone of the Teesworks site, have been submitted and construction is set to begin in October. It will sit alongside a new 1 km heavy lift quay.
The first blade is expected to roll off the production line in 2023, with the factory serving the Dogger Bank project.
Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said: “We’re clearing ground and delivering a construction-ready site primed for developers and now we’ve got global investors right here at the UK’s largest freeport building this massive factory. A factory producing wind turbine blades, boosting our clean energy ambitions by supplying the growing offshore wind energy sector.”