13 Dec '11, 1pm

New jobs for Hull: @siemens_energy plans wind turbine plant - Govt must do more to encourage low-carbon growth.

Siemens has today submitted plans for a £210m wind turbine factory in Hull that is set to create 700 jobs when it opens in three years' time. The German conglomerate and Associated British Ports (ABP) handed in a joint application to the city council and the Marine Management Organisation after signing a memorandum of understanding in January. FURTHER READING Green Investment Bank to focus on wind, waste and Green Deal Offshore wind investment could reach €17bn by 2030 The Green Port Hull facility will be sited in the Alexandra Dock area of the city, with Siemens investing £80m and ABP £130m in the port infrastructure, a spokeswoman confirmed. Assuming the scheme is approved by next summer, construction will begin immediately. Siemens plans to demolish existing buildings before developing a factory manufacturing 6MW direct drive turbines. An office and helicopter landing s...

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