Energy giant innogy has confirmed financial close for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
Turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas will provide the offshore project with 90 of its 9.5MW machines and establish a full-scale turbine pre-assembly operation at Seaton Port in Teesside.
The port is expected to create around 100 new local jobs and unlock more than £16 million of investment in new infrastructure and equipment.
Triton Knoll has also agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with ABP to use its Grimsby facility as the wind farm’s long term base of maintenance and operations, which could support up to 170 direct and indirect long term jobs.
MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan, said: “With financial close now reached for Triton Knoll, the UK has again affirmed its position as the global leader in offshore wind. This means highly-skilled jobs in the local offshore wind sector.”