Hull chosen for Siemens’ offshore wind plant
Siemens is investing £160 million in new offshore wind farm production facilities in Hull.
Rotor blades and turbines of the 6-megawatt class will be produced at the site in a joint venture with UK partner, Associated British Ports.
According to Michael Suess, member of the managing board of Siemens AG: “The offshore wind market in Great Britain has high growth rates, with an even greater potential for the future.
“Wind power capacity has doubled here within two years, to roughly 10 gigawatts. By 2020, a capacity of 14 gigawatts is to be installed at sea alone to combine the country’s environmental objectives with secure power supply.”
Around 1,000 will be created directly, with 550 of these in rotor blade production at Green Port Hull, which is scheduled to take up operations at the beginning of 2016.