Siemens Gamesa has begun production of its next generation of blades that stand at 108 metres long.
The move comes after partial completion of the manufacturing facility and a £186m investment into the local area for wind turbines that are amongst the most powerful in the world.
The production site, which was the first in the world to commercially produce entirely recyclable wind turbine blades last year, began production in 2016 and has built over 2,000 blades, capable of powering over 6.7million homes in the UK and Europe.
Siemens Gamesa announced a further £186m investment into the Hull site in 2021, securing the future of the site for years to come.
The team at Siemens Gamesa Hull pose with the first completed pack of the 108-metre blade. (Image: Siemens Gamesa) Plant director, Andy Sykes said: “I’m immensely proud for us to start production on these new blades, and it’s amazing that so many of these are going to be recyclable, reducing our own waste and carbon footprint even further in the journey to net zero while building one of the most sustainable wind energy products in the world.”
Siemens Gamesa has recently run a campaign in Hull and East Riding to hire an additional 300 production staff, bringing the total for the site to over 1,000.
For those interested in joining the team, an additional recruitment wave will take place later in the year in partnership with Green Port Hull, and more information can be found here.
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