Siemens selects ABP as preferred bidder for UK wind turbine factory

Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in connection with ABP's proposed Green Port Hull development at Alexandra Dock, Port of Hull.

The parties have agreed to work together to develop plans for the construction of a new Siemens offshore wind turbine manufacturing and export facility at the Port with the aim of executing definitive agreements in 2011.The facility is expected to create hundreds of on-site manufacturing jobs as well as thousands more in the associated supply chains.

According to the European Wind Energy Association,  the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed. The UK is followed by Denmark (854MW), the Netherlands (249MW), Belgium (195MW) and Sweden (164MW). Germany, Ireland, Finland and Norway have a further 145MW between them.

Navigate Events' Port Centric Logistic conference (Birmingham 1-2 March) will include a focus on the supply chain requirements for the UK's growing offshore energy industry.