Siemens has chosen Hull, specifically Alexandra Dock, as its preferred location to develop its new offshore wind turbine assembly and export facility.
Green Port Hull will involve the regeneration of Alexandra Dock, an existing port complex that is directly adjacent to a natural deep-water channel. It is therefore perfectly positioned for the receipt of import cargo, component manufacture and the dispatch of the turbines for installation at the wind farms out at sea. This existing portside facility will ensure limited disruption, risk or cost often associated with onshore transportation.
The development will comprise of a facility for the assembly of wind turbine equipment, together with component storage areas, offices and car parking, in addition, a new 600m riverside berth will be constructed for the export of wind turbine components.
It is hoped that many more complimentary businesses and supply chain operations will also move to the area on the back of Green Port Hull.