Siemens wins first order for UK turbine factory

Engineering giant Siemens has received its first order to supply turbines from its new factory in Hull. It won the contract from ScottishPower Renewables for its £2 billion East Anglia […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Engineering giant Siemens has received its first order to supply turbines from its new factory in Hull.

It won the contract from ScottishPower Renewables for its £2 billion East Anglia ONE offshore wind project which is expected to create 3,000 jobs.

It said to be the largest deal ever agreed for a consented project in the UK’s wind energy sector.

Siemens will provide 102 turbines with a capacity of 7MW each and more than half of the project components and services will be made and sourced in the UK.

Energy  Secretary Amber Rudd, said: “This massive financial investment is great news for East Anglia and for Hull, which will now become a real clean energy manufacturing hub.

“In addition to supporting thousands of UK jobs, this project shows we are driving down the costs of offshore wind; another demonstration of how the Government is developing the full potential of the offshore wind sector at the lowest cost to bill payers.”

Construction of the wind farm is expected to start in 2017.