1,000 new jobs on Tyneside

An engineering company is creating up to 1,000 jobs in North Tyneside.

Latest ITV News reports

1,000 job turbine group says market is buoyant

Graham Kennedy of the Offshore Group Newcastle says the offshore market for wind turbines is buoyant and 6,000 will be needed in the next few years in the UK sector.

OGN in Wallsend has received a government grant to build a prototype of a new foundation for offshore wind turbines. It wants to build a new factory to mass produce them by 2014, bringing up to 1,000 new jobs.

Advertisement

Artist's impressions of new wind farm factory

Wind farm factory
Artist's impression of new wind farm factory Credit: OGN
Wind farm factory
Second artist's impression of new wind farm factory Credit: OGN
Wind farm factory
Third artist's impression of new wind farm factory Credit: OGN

A firm on Tyneside expects to create one thousand engineering jobs by 2014.

Offshore Group Newcastle, in Wallsend, has received a government grant to make a prototype of a new foundation for offshore wind turbines.

OGN then hopes to build a factory on North Tyneside to mass produce the new technology.

The black and yellow structures in the artist's impressions are the wind turbine 'jackets' which the company produces.