Siemens Gamesa will expand its offshore blade factory in Hull, England by 41,600 square meters, 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.
“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,” said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
The blade factory is the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the UK.
Manufacturing of next-generation offshore wind turbine blades will grow to 77,600 square meters and add 200 additional direct jobs to the approximately 1,000 person-workforce already in place.
“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, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa UK.
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