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. […]

Humber Ports £100m revamp to boost Drax biomass

Three ports in the Humber region which will supply woodchips for Drax’s new biomass plant are splashing out £100million to cope with the new fuel source. The tide of new investment will see the Ports of Hull, Goole and Immingham upgraded to handle millions of tonnes of wood pellet shipments, the Associated British Ports (ABP) […]

UK housing company to invest £273,000 in solar

A British housing provider is set to invest £273,000 in solar panels across seven sites in London and Hull to help cut carbon emissions. Sanctuary Group, who conducted a pilot study in care homes, university halls and a call centre, found the solar installations could save nearly £40,000 a year and cut more than 50 […]

Hull tidal device will power aquarium and business centre

A 20 metre-long tidal power device named after the Roman god of the sea is now installed in Hull. The Neptune Proteus in the Humber estuary will provide electricity to an aquarium and business centre called The Deep. Colin Brown, chief executive of The Deep said: “There is increasing collaboration in the region to ensure […]

Siemens submits plan for turbine factory at Hull port

Siemens is submitting plans to develop a wind turbine factory in Hull, it announced yesterday. The German manufacturer is handing in a joint application with the Associated British Ports (ABP) to Hull City Council to demolish existing buildings at Alexandra Dock and develop new facilities. The proposals include plans for offices and a helicopter landing […]

Business Secretary visits port to UK green future

Business Secretary Vince Cable has toured Alexandra Dock where Siemens plans to build an £80 million wind turbine factory expected to be operational by 2014. Associated British Ports will build a £100 million deepwater berth to handle the new generation of large offshore wind developments. Business Secretary Vince Cable said the port signified a shift […]

EON gets greenlight for Humber wind farm

E.ON has been given the go-ahead to build a 230MW wind farm off the coast of Humberside. The Humber Gateway wind farm will be located 8km off the Holderness Coast in the East Riding of Yorkshire and will have the capacity to provide up to 150,000 homes with energy from 77 turbines. Michael Lewis, managing […]