Siemens is the world’s largest engineering company and one of the largest suppliers of wind turbine technology, grid connections and turbine servicing in the world.
Siemens has 360,000 employees worldwide in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation, Siemens is also a major UK employer, with around 13,500 people working in factories and offices across the country, many of whom are employed in manufacturing and engineering.
Siemens is the world No.1 in offshore wind turbine construction and its technology powers 50% of the UK’s wind power generating capacity. Siemens has installed more than 2,200 onshore and offshore turbines in the UK. Siemens is involved in 13 offshore wind farm projects, including the Round 3 Hornsea zone off the UK coast.
Investing in skills and training is central to Siemens' business. Siemens has invested £9million in an Energy Service Training Centre in Newcastle, which includes a dedicated wind power training school. Apprenticeships are also key to its approach. In 2013 Siemens had over 400 apprentices in the UK, 85 of which were renewables apprentices.
Clark MacFarlane, MD Wind Power UK
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