Wednesday, 6 April 2022
Siemens Gamesa, Sir William Siemens Way, Alexandra Dock, Hull HU9 1TA
A fully booked delegation of Bondholders joined us for a unique behind the scenes experience to discover why Siemens Gamesa are pioneers in the green revolution of the Humber.
Siemens Gamesa, the world’s leader in the offshore wind industry, is set to expand its successful offshore blade factory in Hull by 41,600 square meters, more than doubling the size of the manufacturing facilities. Remaining the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the UK, the expansion represents an investment of £186 million and is planned to be completed in 2023.
Our MD @DianaTaylor23 welcomes guests to Siemens Gamesa for this morning's Industry Insight.— Marketing Humber (@marketinghumber) April 6, 2022
We're told that this morning the lid was removed from the factory's first ever recyclable turbine blade! pic.twitter.com/s0FTeGsesm
Each tour started with a light networking brunch, followed by a “wellbeing moment" led by boxing champion Tommy Coyle, part of their award-winning health and wellbeing initiative dedicated to transforming lives and improving their workforce's wellbeing.
From there the group met colleagues from a range of diverse backgrounds who will proudly share their work in diversity and inclusion, modernising manufacturing and developing future talent.
Bondholders are hearing more about the diversity challenge that Siemens Gamesa is tackling in recruiting for its Hull site. pic.twitter.com/HjF3cDNzHc— Marketing Humber (@marketinghumber) April 6, 2022
On the behind-the-scenes factory tour, the group saw first hand how Siemens Gamesa continue to innovate to build quality blades safely and efficiently and get up close with the titans of the North Sea, stretching just over 81 metres long.
The fully-booked tour is being shown around the colossal blade factory by those who work here 24/7. pic.twitter.com/pkFFmJM6M8— Marketing Humber (@marketinghumber) April 6, 2022
Andy Sykes, Plant Director, Siemens Gamesa
Laura Botham, HR Partner, Siemens Gamesa
Sally Morton-Rowe, Commercial Head, Siemens Gamesa
Lee Robinson, Head of Supply Chain Logistics, Siemens Gamesa
Michael Watson, Head of Operational Excellence, Siemens Gamesa
Tommy Coyle, Founder, Coyle Health and Wellbeing
Plant Director Andy Sykes gives an insight into how Siemens Gamesa operates.— Marketing Humber (@marketinghumber) April 6, 2022
Did you know the company has an order book of 33.8m euros and has installed 120.7 GW of wind power globally? pic.twitter.com/95IXCLMSJm
About Siemens Gamesa Hull
Siemens Gamesa's Hull Blade Factory builds handcrafted wind turbine blades powering the largest wind farms in the world, with enough capacity to power nearly six million UK homes. With six hundred staff, of which 97% come from the local area, it is truly a pioneer in the green revolution of the Humber.
Set within a 540,000sqm site bordered by the estuary, it is just twelve hours sailing time away from some the largest wind farms in Europe and the world.
Manufacturing of next-generation offshore wind turbine blades will be enabled at the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the UK. It will grow to 77,600 square meters and add 200 additional direct jobs to the workforce already in place.
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