UK government to invest $132m for construction of two offshore wind ports
To support the country's offshore wind farm expansion, the UK government will invest £95 million ($132 million) in the development of two offshore wind ports.
The Able Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the Humber River will receive up to £75 million in support, while the Teesworks site on the River Tees will receive £20 million.
The ports will be able to accommodate up to seven manufacturers in order to help in the construction of next-generation offshore wind projects.
GE Renewable Energy, an offshore wind producer, is the first to invest in Teesside, and will build a wind blade factory there to supply the Dogger Bank wind farm, which is projected to be the UK's largest offshore wind farm.
“Our multi-million-pound investment in these historic coastal communities is a major step towards producing the clean, cheap energy we need to power our homes and economy without damaging the environment,” stated UK prime minister Boris Johnson.
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