Boost for green jobs with new Fortescue site

Fortescue has delivered a major boost to jobs, manufacturing, and green energy in the United Kingdom with the opening of a new state-of-the-art technical innovation centre in Kidlington.

The new site will be home to 300 highly skilled workers, with up to 50 more jobs to be created across the next year.

It will focus on the technical development, testing and prototype production of batteries and zero emission powertrains for a wide range of applications, with the capacity to produce and test up to 500 prototype battery systems per year with a total production capacity of 50 MWh/annum.

Fortescue executive chairman and founder Dr Andrew Forrest, said, “This new technical innovation centre in Kidlington will not only drive the leading edge of decarbonised motorsports, but also lead the way to decarbonising heavy industry as well.”

Fortescue WAE CEO, Judith Judson said, “Fortescue and other companies need the battery and green technology solutions that will be manufactured here at Kidlington, to decarbonise their operations. The world can’t afford for businesses to wait, so we are showing them that moving to zero emission solutions and away from fossil fuels is not only possible, but can be profitable as well.”