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Teesworks SeAH Wind Monopile Factory to Create Over 2,000 Jobs

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The Teesworks SeAH Wind Monopile Factory, destined to be the largest of its kind globally, is set to create over 2,000 new jobs in the UK. Situated on a vast 90-acre site in Teesworks, the factory will significantly contribute to the acceleration of green energy by producing monopiles weighing up to 3,000 tons, crucial for offshore wind farm installations.

Sarens is playing a key role in the construction of the factory. They have deployed 19 cranes for the project, including the powerful LTM1750 model. This construction phase will generate 1,500 jobs, with an additional 750 jobs created once the factory becomes fully operational in 2026.

The main structure of the factory is 800 meters long and has the capacity to produce massive monopiles, essential for offshore wind turbines. This facility will be instrumental in reducing the global carbon footprint through the production of components for one of the cleanest and most sustainable forms of energy.

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Sarens is utilizing a variety of cranes, such as seven LTR1100 units, seven LR130 units, two LTM1650s, and a CC2800 crawler crane, to lift structural parts and steel frames. These components are being moved on-site by Self Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT). The engineering team has carefully selected these cranes to ensure safe and efficient operations, even in challenging conditions like high winds.

The factory has already established strategic agreements with leading offshore wind power companies, including Ørsted, positioning it as a critical player in the offshore wind supply chain. These partnerships are essential for the long-term viability of the factory and the strengthening of the offshore wind industry.

Sarens, with its extensive international experience in wind farm assembly and maintenance, has previously worked on projects in France and the UK. Their involvement in this project ensures high standards and successful execution, addressing unique challenges like lifting operations in exposed, windy conditions.

In addition to contributing to the renewable energy network, the SeAH Wind Monopile Factory will enhance the UK’s industrial capabilities and job market, marking a significant step towards a sustainable future.

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