British firm creates 1,000 wind farm jobs

April 13, 2012
British engineer Offshore Group Newcastle has announced it will create up to 1,000 jobs after receiving a government grant to help build offshore wind farms.

British engineer Offshore Group Newcastle announced on Friday that it would create up to 1,000 jobs after receiving a government grant to help build offshore wind farms.

OGN said in a statement that it had been handed a grant worth £640,000 (774,454-euro, $1.02-million) to help stimulate employment prospects in Tyneside, northeast England, where the group is based.

"OGN has received a vote of confidence from the Department of Energy and Climate Change for its move into offshore wind technology," it said in the statement.

"And the northeast economy shares in the benefit with the creation of up to 1,000 long term ."

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1 / 5 (1) Apr 19, 2012
Ouch, that's not a picture I would have chosen for this article. I see a hawk headed for that giant poultry chopper!
1 / 5 (1) Apr 19, 2012
Oh, never mind. That's a wind turbine. They usually aren't spinning anyway.

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