Davey visits Hull wind turbine project

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Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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Energy Secretary Ed Davey has attended a ceremony which signalled the start of construction work on a wind turbine project in Hull.

The £310 million Green Port Hull project at Alexandra Dock in the city is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs in the manufacturing, assembly and servicing of wind turbines.

Mr Davey took part in a ground-breaking ceremony at the construction site for the Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) project. He said the development would “help to drive down the costs of offshore wind”.

Siemens is investing £160 million in Green Port Hull, while ABP, which owns and operates the dock, is providing funding to the tune of £150 million.

A 2016 date has been pencilled in for the start of operations at the facilities, which will produce 75-metre-long rotor blades designed for 6MW turbines.

Green Port Hull has already taken receipt of its first order, Siemens confirmed. A total of 67 turbines are to be provided for a company with a wind farm off the coast of Norfolk.

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Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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