Siemens Gamesa mentioned that the £186m upgrades to its Alexandra Dock site, the UK’s largest offshore wind manufacturing facility, would provide 200 jobs For UK renewable energy resources
The scheme, first laid in February, is due to be complete by 2023.
It will get aid from a £160m fund, but the government has not disclosed the exact amount.
The Hull plant, which has produced more than 1,500 offshore wind turbine blades since its opening in 2016, presently employs about 1,000 people.
The massive turbines are used in wind farms being created in the North Sea and exported around the world.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has earlier vowed to power every home in the UK via offshore farms, stated, “The Humber region embodies the UK’s green industrial revolution, with new investment into developing the next generation of wind turbines set to create new jobs, export opportunities and clean power across the country. With less than 100 days to go until the climate summit Cop26, we need to see more countries embracing new technologies, building green industries and phasing out coal power for a sustainable future.”
Clark MacFarlane, Siemens Gamesa’s UK managing director, mentioned: “Our investment in our existing offshore blade factory, logistics, and harbour facilities in Hull has been a key driver of the growth of the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry.”
In the meantime, it was publicized that a further £78m will be capitalized by GRI Renewable Industries (GRI) to make a wind turbine tower factory at the Able Marine Energy Park, at Killinghome North Lincolnshire.
The company shared that it would create 260 jobs at the site, situated on the other side of the Humber estuary.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng mentioned that the Humber region was “vitally important” for the growth of the UK’s offshore wind industry.”Our announcement backed by private investment will give a boost to this important industrial heartland, creating and supporting thousands of good quality jobs across the region while ensuring it is on the frontline of developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines.”
The declaration arrives as the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes the first of a series of reports on climate change.
It says humanity’s devastating impression on the climate is a “statement of fact” and action is immediately needed to cut emissions to prevent a “climate catastrophe”.