The eagerly anticipated announcement that Siemens will be investing in Green Port Hull has arrived.
Siemens has confirmed its decision to invest £160 million in wind turbine production in Hull, directly creating up to 1,000 new jobs in the Hull region.
As the exciting development of Green Port Hull (GPH) by Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) begins in earnest, there are a number of key stages to go through.
On 3rd September 2014 Hull City Council granted planning permission for the new wind turbine production facility at Alexandra Dock, this will enable development to commence on the nacelle pre-assembly, project construction and logistics & distribution facilities and offices. Detailed planning for the proposed rotor blade manufacturing facility will be submitted later in 2014/15.
GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture has been awarded a £100 million contract to carry out construction at the Green Port Hull site on Alexandra Dock and are responsible for preparing the site for Siemens, who will then begin construction of their own facilities.
Construction has already commenced on the Alexandra Dock site and it is anticipated that works will be completed by the beginning of 2017.
There will be many project milestones over the next three years and regular updates will be shared here.