Boost for Humber offshore wind
The government has announced £266 million of investment into offshore wind energy production in the Humber region.
The funding will help offshore wind manufacturers Siemens Gamesa and GRI Renewable Industries to develop manufacturing facilities in the region, which could create over 1,340 jobs.
A government statement read, “The investment will be a huge boost for the Humber region, helping to revitalise this industrial heartland, bring in vital investment and job opportunities for the area and level up the rest of the UK, all whilst support the UK’s commitment to eradicating its contributions to climate change.”
Business & Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said, “With its close proximity to some of the world’s largest offshore wind farms and strong skills base, the Humber region is vitally important for the growth of the British offshore wind industry and is at the heart of our green recovery.
“Our announcement backed by private investment will give a boost to this important industrial heartland, creating and supporting thousands of good quality jobs across the region while ensuring it is on the frontline of developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines.”