£2.3million boost for AJ Woods wind farm hub in Harwich

Gazette: £2.3million boost for Harwich wind farm hub £2.3million boost for Harwich wind farm hub

AN ENGINEERING firm has officially secured £2.28million of funding for jobs and industry.

AJ Woods, based at Iconfield Park, Parkeston, has been given cash to support its part in the offshore renewable industry.

It successfully won the bid from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) today after being shortlisted in September.

AJ Woods wants to create a dedicated harbour and operations centre for high speed offshore support vessels. It is hoped 300 local jobs will be created.

Construction work on the new facilities will start as soon as possible in the New Year.

The loan was acquired with help from Essex County Council, Tendring Council and the Haven Gateway Partnership.

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7:56pm Tue 11 Dec 12

rascalmaster says...

well done :-)
thats got to be a positive step for this area.
...shame we didn't feel the need to encourage others like Hutchison by providing the infrastructure for the bathside development!
well done :-) thats got to be a positive step for this area. ...shame we didn't feel the need to encourage others like Hutchison by providing the infrastructure for the bathside development! rascalmaster

11:42pm Wed 12 Dec 12

smokeyjoe,colchester says...

Soon have that money channelled into his interests outside Harwich. How many of the 300 jobs will be granted to the local peasantry?
Soon have that money channelled into his interests outside Harwich. How many of the 300 jobs will be granted to the local peasantry? smokeyjoe,colchester

5:26pm Sat 15 Dec 12

CRG2001 says...

It is easy to make cynical comments about other peoples endeavours, but not so easy to deliver a project such as this. Awards of Government money are always well protected and project specific. Let those guys get on with trying to create jobs in our deprived town, as nobody else appears to be doing much to create opportunities for our youth.
It is easy to make cynical comments about other peoples endeavours, but not so easy to deliver a project such as this. Awards of Government money are always well protected and project specific. Let those guys get on with trying to create jobs in our deprived town, as nobody else appears to be doing much to create opportunities for our youth. CRG2001

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