The news that Siemens are to construct wind turbine production and installation facilities at the Port of Hull, together with a rotor blade manufacturing facility at Paull is a crucial milestone in the development of Hull’s City Plan. The Siemens announcement constitutes the development of a new industrial sector which will benefit Hull in terms of employment and will also benefit the UK as a whole in terms of contributing to the country’s energy supply and security. It is expected that the investment announced today will create up to 1,000 jobs directly, with additional jobs during construction and indirectly in the supply chain.
Getting to the stage of a final investment decision being made by Siemens has indeed taken a number of years but it should be understood that Green Port Hull is of national and international significance as it involves the creation of a new industrial sector tied into global decisions and regulations concerning energy prices and cutting edge technological developments.
Many people across the Council have contributed to securing this development in Hull and they will continue working to ensure that Hull maximises the benefit of this absolutely ground-breaking development.
The Siemens development and our designation as UK City of Culture 2017 are two of the most significant economic development opportunities Hull has ever seen and constitute a wonderful opportunity to take forward the City Plan and reinvigorate the City and indeed the Humber as a whole.
Read Hull City Council’s news release on the Siemens announcement.
Cllr Stephen Brady Darryl Stephenson
Leader of Hull City Council Chief Executive of Hull City Council