Breezing ahead with wind energy plans

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BUSINESS bosses have been promoting the UK’s successful offshore wind sector at an exhibition in Paris.

Forty British firms were represented at the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)-hosted event.

It brought together representatives from British and French companies as well as trade associations and representatives from the British and French Governments.

The Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE) attended, along with a number of supply-chain companies, to represent six UK regions.

Steven Pugh, representing Tees Valley Unlimited and the Tees Valley CORE, said: “CORE brings together expertise from all over England, working together as one voice towards the same goal of supporting British business and promoting Foreign Direct Investment for offshore wind.

“The offshore wind sector has already seen dramatic growth and continues to be a great success story for the UK.”

Hartlepool is hoping to become a centre of excellence for offshore wind development.

and is already the home for the workforce employed on the Tees Bay wind farm off the coast of Redcar.