CAR parts maker ElringKlinger (GB) hopes to cut its carbon footprint by installing a wind turbine at its Redcar factory.
The proposed turbine would allow the factory to generate approximately 30% of its own renewable energy, allowing the expansion of its operations and creating 40 jobs.
The company recently invested £6m to introduce a series of new auto-assembly lines and two new presses to cope with demand for its new product ranges.
Subject to the granting of planning permission, it is anticipated that the turbine will be fully operational by spring 2014.
Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger (GB) Ltd, said: “Sustainable growth is at the heart of our UK operation and the group is firmly committed to the reduction of CO2 emissions – both in terms of the product and how it is delivered.
“In order to tackle climate change, businesses – particularly within our industry – have a responsibility to move away from burning limited fossil fuel reserves to cleaner, renewable energy sources.”