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Tomorrow’s Jobs Being Created Today

Work | Published on: 1st November 2023

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Tees Valley is at the forefront of the net zero, clean energy revolution. Multibillion-pound investment is driving forward innovation and development in offshore, hydrogen, carbon capture, sustainable fuels and more – supported by our brilliant local businesses.

There has never been a better time to embark on a career in the cleaner, safer and healthier industries of tomorrow. Some of the biggest projects taking place right here, right now, at Teesworks in Redcar & Cleveland. Discover which major schemes could help you stay local but go far below.

Net Zero Teesside

Investment: £1.5bn+
Jobs: 4,000

The UK’s first fully integrated, commercial-scale gas-fired power station, which can capture carbon emissions from itself and nearby businesses. It will then transport these via underground pipes where CO2 will be stored safely under the North Sea. This state-of-the-art facility is set to open in 2027.

SeAH Wind Offshore Facility

Investment: £450million
Jobs: 2,250

The world’s largest factory for the manufacture of offshore wind monopiles, the huge steel tubes that form the foundations of the construction of offshore wind turbines. Construction started in July 2022 and when operational in 2024, it will produce 100-200 monopiles per year for the likes of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

Circular Fuels Ltd’s Renewable Gas Facility

Investment: £150million
Jobs: Up to 300 – 50 direct, 250 indirect

This facility will take non-recyclable waste from households and industry, converting it into renewable dimethyl ether (rDME). This safe, cost-effective and clean-burning renewable fuel can be stored in cylinders to help decarbonise the normally hard-to-reach properties not connected to the UK’s national gas grid. When fully up and running in 2025, it will have the capacity to produce 50,000 tonnes of fuel per year.

BP’s Hydrogen Projects

Two large-scale hydrogen production facilities – HyGreen Teesside producing green hydrogen, H2Teesside producing blue – with a combined 1.5GW capacity which could deliver 30% of the Government’s 5GW hydrogen production target by 2030.

Willis’ Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) and subsidiary Willis Sustainable Fuels (UK) Limited are developing proposals for a multi-million-pound refinery. The refinery will convert material from industrial waste CO2, plus green hydrogen produced from renewable electricity, into aircraft fuel. The process is seen as a key way to deliver substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry.

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