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UK’s first overseas wind farm set to create 15,000 jobs with £200m North East plant

Posted on 25 May 2021

UK’s first overseas wind farm set to create 15,000 jobs with £200m North East plant

A renewable power company has announced that the country’s first overseas wind farm will create 15,000 new jobs across the country.

Hecate Independent Power (HIP) has today launched its HIP Atlantic Project, which will be based in the North Atlantic and connected to the UK by a £200m power cable plant that will be manufactured in the North East.

The 10,000 MW of fixed and floating wind turbines off the coast of North America will be connected to the National Grid by submarine power transmission cables, which will be manufactured at the new power cable plant, which will be at a port in the North East of England.

The scheme, which will provide wind power to the UK at times when the country’s territorial farms are generating less power, will create 15,000 new jobs.

The jobs will come from HIP Atlantic’s aims to maximise the British manufactured content in every element of its equipment manufacturing and installation process.

Tony Baldry, HIP’s chairman, said: “HIP Atlantic fulfils the prime minister’s vision of attracting investment and job creation in the North of England as part of this country’s ambitious policy to make Britain the world leader in offshore wind energy.

“We will stretch the zone of British-operated wind generation outside of our traditional territorial waters, pushing the boundaries of existing cable technology to generate over 1,000 kms from our grid landfall points throughout England.”