GE Renewable Energy has announced that it plans to open a new blade manufacturing facility in Teesside in northeast England. LM Wind Power will set up and operate this plant which will be dedicated to the production of its 107m long offshore wind turbine blades, a key component of GE’s Haliade-X. The new plant is set to open and start production in 2023.
Terms of the construction and financing of the new plant are in advanced stages of negotiation.
The plant will support the UK Government’s plan to develop jobs, infrastructure, and supply chains to reach its goal to commission 40 GW of offshore wind power by 2030. As part of that plan, Teesside has been designated as one of the UK’s newest freeports. The new blade manufacturing plant will be located on Teesworks.