UK: Energy Minister Supports Tees Valley’s Wind Turbine Factory Ambitions

Energy Minister, Charles Hendry, believes the Tees Valley is a great deal ahead of its opponent site in Scotland in terms of securing a proposed £150m wind farm factory project.

Hartlepool and Leith are directly competing to secure the investment from a Spanish firm Gamesa, with a promising potential for creating over 1,000 jobs.

Stuart Drummond, Hartlepool Mayor, believes the project would transform the economic fortunes of the town.

Upon attending the NOF Energy conference in Gateshead, Mr Hendry said: “It is encouraging to see this type of investment being made in the renewable energy sector and it would be very positive news if it comes to this region. Everything is in place here for the project to become a success and we hope that Hartlepool has made a good case.

“Ultimately the decision lies with Gamesa and we havent heard which way they are leaning.”

Offshore WIND Staff, March 09, 2012

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