26 May '15, 10am

UK gov advice on Siemens jobs announcement "don't worry we never get held to account on numbers"

UK gov advice on Siemens jobs announcement "don't worry we never get held to account on numbers"

Big ambitious plans are easy to announce, but harder to carry out. Five years ago GE, Siemens, Vestas and Gamesa were among the OEMs planning to invest multi-millions in building UK offshore manufacturing plants. In the event only market leader Siemens made good on its promise when it committed to the creation of Green Port Hull in north-east England. This originally comprised an assembly and blade manufacturing plant at Alexandra Dock and Paull respectively (the blade plant was later pulled into Alexandra Dock). It will be the first major wind turbine manufacturing plant in the country. On the surface, if there was a match to be made it was between the world's biggest offshore manufacturer and the country with the largest capacity. However, despite a memorandum of understanding in January 2011, the final investment decision dragged on through to 2014. It was largely blame...

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