Siemens Gamesa plans to expand its offshore blade factory in Hull, UK by 41,600 m2 more than doubling the size of the manufacturing facilities.
The expansion represents an investment of £186 million and is planned to be completed in 2023, the company said. Some 200 additional direct jobs will be created. Siemens Gamesa has an offshore wind power order backlog of €9.4 billion.
‘The rapid development of the offshore wind industry – and continued, strong, long-term support provided by the UK government for offshore wind – has enabled us to power ahead with confidence when making these plans,’ said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa offshore unit.
‘The UK Government has provided strong and consistent support for offshore wind, having committed to a further 30 GW installed this decade, three times the current installed capacity,’ said Clark MacFarlane, MD of Siemens Gamesa UK. ‘This underlines the commitment the UK Government has made since the Offshore Sector Deal was unveiled in early 2019.’
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