Siemens Gamesa to double offshore blade facility in UK

Offshore wind trade main Siemens Gamesa mentioned on August 9 will develop its profitable offshore blade manufacturing unit in Hull, England by 41,600 sq. meters, greater than doubling the dimensions of the manufacturing services.

The enlargement represents an funding of £186 million and is deliberate to be accomplished in 2023, Siemens Gamesa mentioned.

Manufacturing of next-generation offshore wind turbine blades will probably be enabled on the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility within the UK. It will develop to 77,600 sq. meters and add 200 further direct jobs to the approximately 1,000 person-workforce already in place.

“Since our offshore blade factory opened in Hull in 2016, Siemens Gamesa has proudly served as the catalyst for the powerful growth the area has seen. 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. We’re committed to unlocking the potential of wind energy around the globe, with solutions from Hull playing a vital role,” Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit CEO Marc Becker mentioned.  “Siemens Gamesa continues to be the leading supplier of offshore wind turbine technology in the world’s leading offshore wind market, the UK. Through safe, efficient, and reliable manufacturing, over 1,500 blades from Hull have been delivered to customers worldwide. We’re very much looking forward to adding to this capacity in the future,” he added.

Manufacturing of different offshore wind turbine blade sorts already within the Siemens Gamesa Hull manufacturing unit pipeline will proceed whereas the enlargement is constructed. In whole, Siemens Gamesa has an offshore wind energy order backlog of €9.four billion as introduced throughout its Q3 FY21 outcomes presentation on July 30, 2021.

Siemens Gamesa UK Managing Director Clark MacFarlane famous the UK Government has supplied sturdy and constant assist for offshore wind, having dedicated to an additional 30 GW put in this decade, 3 times the present put in capability. This underlines the dedication the UK Government has made because the Offshore Sector Deal was unveiled in early 2019.

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