Cambois is to further enhance its name as a green energy capital with the proposal by JDR Cable Systems to build a £130m subsea cable manufacturing facility there.
The manufacturing facility will provide 170 new jobs and safeguard the 270 jobs at JDR’s existing facilities.
The facility will be the only one in the UK able to manufacture, from start to finish, high voltage subsea cables for offshore wind farms to support the international green energy market.
Northumberland Labour leader Scott Dickinson said: “This development is very exciting news. As a council we had a vision about green energy and we were leaders in working with renewable energy companies as far back as 2014 to create new, well paid jobs while addressing the growing demand for energy and climate change issues.
“The cable manufacturing facility will complement the 720 km North Sea Link subsea cable from Cambois to Kvilldal in Norway, which enables surplus renewable energy to be transported to where it is needed at times of peak demand.
“It’s clear that Blyth and Cambois are attracting more and more green energy companies because of their growing reputation and excellence in this area.
“Work is underway to ensure local young people have the skills needed to take advantage of these new opportunities. Cambois, Blyth and the surrounding area has a very positive future.”
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