16 Apr '12, 12pm

Government Support of British Wind Power Leads to 1,000 New Jobs

Government Support of British Wind Power Leads to 1,000 New Jobs

The British Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has allotted funds for the production of foundations designed for wind turbine generators in waters over 30 metres in depth, a development that will lead to the creation of up to 1,000 long-term jobs in the North East. OGN Groups subsidiary company OGN North Sea will receive £640,250 from DECC’s Offshore Wind Component Technologies Development and Demonstration Scheme to build a prototype steel-jacketed foundation which has been designed and developed by its sister company, Aquind, at OGN’s Hadrian Yard site in Wallsend, Tyne, and Wear. “We are delighted to have been selected for this grant by DECC. Government support is especially vital in the early stages of project development,” said OGN CEO David Edwards. “The offshore wind energy market is crucial to Britain’s future energy needs and we will do our utmost to e...

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