Siemens has officially opened a new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull.

The site at Alexandra Docks has been transformed from a derelict industrial wasteland to a high-tech manufacturing hub and shipping to the first offshore wind project is expected in early 2017.

“Our new factory in Hull which we are today officially inaugurating is located in one of the most significant markets for offshore wind power and will produce rotor blades for our 7 and 8-megawatt wind turbines,” said Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore of Siemens Wind Power.

“The new manufacturing plant is part of our efforts to establish offshore wind power as a key pillar of a sustainable energy mix in Europe. At the same time we are creating 1,000 attractive jobs here and thereby supporting sustainable regeneration in the Humber region.”

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