Siemens Gamesa, the world’s leader in the offshore wind industry, will expand its successful 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. Manufacturing of next-generation offshore wind turbine blades will be enabled at the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the UK. It will grow to 77,600 square meters and add 200 additional direct jobs to the approximately 1,000 person-workforce already in place.
Since its offshore blade factory opened in Hull in 2016, Siemens Gamesa has served as the catalyst for powerful growth in the region. The rapid development of the offshore wind industry – and continued, strong, long-term support provided by the UK government that has committed to a further 30 GW installed this decade, three times the current installed capacity – has enabled Siemens Gamesa to make expansion plans.
Manufacturing of other offshore wind turbine blade types already in the Siemens Gamesa Hull factory pipeline will continue, while the expansion is constructed. In total, Siemens Gamesa has an offshore wind power order backlog of €9.4 billion as announced during its Q3 FY21 results presentation on July 30, 2021.