Planning permission has been granted for an offshore wind manufacturing site at Teesworks on the site of the former SSI steelworks in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England.
The development of the 4.5 million sq ft manufacturing space will see more than 430 acres of land alongside the River Tees remediated and developed into a manufacturing zone that could welcome its first tenants as soon as 2022.
The announcement comes just weeks after Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen set out his plans for a 1.3-kilometre, GBP 90 million quay at Teesworks, which will support the new offshore wind manufacturing site.
The initial phase of site clearance and advanced demolition was completed at the start of October. The contract for the GBP 4 million project has been awarded to Hall Construction.
”This space will be used to manufacture offshore wind turbines, and the new heavy lifting quay we announced last month will give ships and international firms easy access to be able to transport not only these turbines, but also all the other exciting projects and businesses that will be located on site,” Mayor Houchen said.