Queen visits offshore turbine blade factory in Hull

  The Queen visited Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory in Hull yesterday. She was given a short tour of the facility and a demonstration of the work which goes into making the mammoth 75-metre turbine blades, as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations. They are handmade as a single, […]

New energy park in Hull to spark 1,000 jobs

A new energy park being developed in Hull could bring 1,000 jobs to the area. IBM, Vodafone and SSE are among a list of high profile companies backing the £200 million Yorkshire Energy Park, which is being built on part of the former Hedon Aerodome in Saltend. The facility will use both on-site and off-site energy sources, along with a […]

First turbine blade produced at Siemens’ factory in Hull

The first turbine blade has been manufactured at Siemens’ new wind power factory in Hull. Engineering giant Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) have invested £310 million in the site located in Alexandra Dock. The 540,000sqm facility will manufacture, store and distribute 75 metres turbine blades for offshore wind farms. It also includes  a dockside plant assembling […]

ENGIE to run £200m energy from waste plant

The developer of a pioneering new 25MW energy-from-waste plant in Hull has appointed ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) to operate the £200m facility and purchase the green electricity it generates. The Energy Works plant in Hull is being developed by local firm Spencer Group. Building started last month and it should be operation by 2018. It […]

25MW green power plant to be built in Hull

A £200 million renewable gasification power plant is to be built in Hull. The 25MW Energy Works plant will generate electricity from domestic and commercial refuse-derived fuel. It will provide power to the National Grid and local businesses and is expected to produce enough power for around 43,000 homes. There will also be a pre-treatment facility […]

Siemens awards £12m contract for UK turbine factory

A UK-based firm has landed a £12 million contract at Siemens offshore wind turbine blade factory in Alexandra Dock. Neville Tucker Heating is set to carry out electrical and mechanical building services. It will install humidity control and air conditioning as well as provide fit-out services for Siemens’ offices. VolkerFitzpatrick, the contractor appointed by Siemens, […]

Blade factory “marks start of Hull wind industry”

Building began at a new wind turbine factory in Hull today. Energy Secretary Ed Davey was on hand to break ground at Hull’s Alexandra Dock, when he claimed it “marks the beginning of a new industry based here and exporting worldwide.” Engineering firm Siemens will make blades for wind turbines in the new factory which is on the […]

Hull wind turbine hub changes revealed

Siemens has altered plans for its new offshore wind turbine hub in Hull to bring blade production onto a single site. The revised plan will allow the blade plant to sit alongside the wind turbine assembly and servicing facilities being developed at Alexandra Dock. That’s expected to boost production – from 450 blades to 600 […]

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 (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 […]

Siemens’ wind turbine factory to bring 1,000 UK jobs

German engineering giant Siemens is to invest £160 million in wind turbine production and installation facilities in the UK, helping create 1,000 jobs. The company had initially been working on plans to invest £80 million but it decided to revise it, providing a huge boost to the UK’s offshore wind industry and the Humber region. […]