GE Renewable Energy plans to open a new offshore wind blade manufacturing facility in Teesside, UK.

LM Wind Power will set up and operate the plant focused on the production of 107 m long offshore wind turbine blades, the company said.

GE Renewable Energy estimates that the plant, set to open and start production in 2023, could create up to 750 direct renewable energy jobs and up to 1,500 indirect jobs in the area.

‘This new plant will contribute to the development of an industrial cluster dedicated to offshore wind in the North East of England,’ said Jerôme Pécresse, president and CEO of GE Renewable Energy. ‘The UK’s target to commission 40 GW of offshore wind by 2030 is ambitious and requires that we invest in local production capabilities to accompany this effort.’

This story uses material from GE, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.