Middlesbrough business grows offshore jobs

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MacDonald Offshore and Marine is expecting to take on 40 new workers after securing an offshore wind farm deal.

The Middlesbrough based marine engineering company has agreed to supply Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) with 30 five-metre wide internal platforms for the Hornsea One wind farm.

Director Steve Macdonald, said: “This is fantastic news because it secures our place as part of what is fast becoming a centre of excellence for wind farm manufacture here on Teesside and the wider North-East. This initial deal has already secured our long-term future but we’re now quoting for several more packages for significantly larger contracts, opening up potential orders worth millions.

The firm, which is currently bidding for work in the energy from waste sector, hopes the initial order from OSB will create opportunities for further work in the offshore wind sector, perhaps on the Hornsea One project.

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