World-class offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facilities form the centrepiece of Green Port Hull.
Together with development partner Associated British Ports, Siemens has invested £310million in offshore wind turbine production at Hull’s Alexandra Dock, directly creating 1,000 new jobs and many more during the construction phase and in the supply chain.
On 3rd September 2014 Hull City Council granted planning permission for the development of Alexandra Dock, to enable work to commence on the pre-assembly, project construction and logistics and distribution facilities, as well as offices. Planning permission for the blade manufacturing facility was consented on 3rd June 2015.
ABP appointed the GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture to develop the Alexandra Dock site for the Siemens facilities and significant enabling work. Work carried out by the joint venture contractors included building three new berths and a roll-on, roll-off ramp.
Construction of buildings for the blade manufacturing and wind turbine assembly facilities began in summer 2015, with the factory officially opened in December 2016.
The plant is on-track to be fully operational by March 2017.
Blade: The Journey