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.
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Many areas dry over the next few days with variable cloud and cooler airflow
A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.