The U.K. needs to build up to 32 new factories to produce the components for the offshore wind warms that the government intends to build under its renewable energy plans, according to a report from RenewableUK. Only 10 factories so far have been built or are being planned and the construction of more factories would open new jobs for tens of thousands of workers, the report said. "If we don't seize it, the large scale offshore wind supply chain factories of the future, making the blades, towers and foundations that we'll need to retain the UK's global lead in offshore wind will be sited elsewhere," said Maria McCaffery, the group's CEO.

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