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Hartlepool to be North-east’s Windy City

[ March 2, 2012   //   ]

Aerial photo of Hartlepool docks

PD Ports’ Port of Hartlepool has been appointed as the main construction logistics hub for the Teesside Offshore Windfarm Project. Over the next seven months, it will be the focal point for all materials and components to be installed in the new wind farm being developed by EDF Energy Renewables.

Over 100 people will be operating out of the project supply base established at the. port and there will be dedicated assembly areas for the structures with direct access to the North Sea.

PD Ports will also supply stevedoring support services to assist the loading of components onto vessels which are then taken out to site, some 1.5km off the shore of Redcar on the north east coast.

PD Ports’ development director, bulks and ports, Paul Barker, said: “This project, which will deliver 27 wind turbines and produce enough green energy to power 40,000 north east households, is the first physical output of the Chain Reaction Initiative and an excellent result for the region.”

The first wind turbine is expected to be fitted by late summer 2012 with electricity being generated from the wind farm by early autumn.

 

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