Green light for £310m wind turbine factory in Hull

Plans to build a giant £310 million wind turbine factory in Hull have been given the go-ahead by the city council’s Planning Committee. Engineering giant Siemens and Associated British Ports […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Plans to build a giant £310 million wind turbine factory in Hull have been given the go-ahead by the city council’s Planning Committee.

Engineering giant Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) are to start work on the production and installation facilities at Green Port Hull later this year.

A separate application to build a blade manufacturing facility at nearby Paull and an associated link road is to be decided by East Riding of Yorkshire Council later this year.

The two sites are expected to create 1,000 new jobs.

Councillor Steven Brady from Hull City Council said today’s decision marks a crucial step forward to establish Hull as the “UK’s Energy Estuary”.

He added: “This will not only make a huge difference to the city’s economy but also help transform green energy and ensure that Hull is the market leader for the UK’s offshore wind industry.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in the next three years.