BY Michael Berriman | Wednesday 1 March 2023
Leader in renewable energy, Siemens Gamesa, is one of several major businesses which calls Hull home and is continuing to invest in the city.
A front-runner in the offshore wind industry, Siemens Gamesa has invested almost £200 million into the city.
When it first opened its facility at Green Port Hull, it created more than 1,000 new jobs for Hull – 97 per cent of which were filled with talent from a 30-mile radius – and now contributes more than £73m GVA to the local economy.
In 2021, the company received planning permission to more than double the size of its Alexandra Dock factory, bringing further employment.
Up to 300 new jobs were made available following the factory expansion, from production operatives to warehouse workers. The factory expansion includes the production of new, super-sized, 108-metre blades.
In February this year, Siemens Gamesa, in conjunction with Hull City Council’s Employment Hub, hosted a recruitment drive at Hull Central Library.
Such is Siemens Gamesa’s draw, more than 1,000 people signed up to the recruitment drive within a week, with interest not just coming from within the city, but also the East Riding of Yorkshire, Doncaster and even as far as Manchester.
The company also helps Hull City Council with its commitment to a zero carbon future.
In June 2022, Siemens Gamesa manufactured the world’s first recyclable wind turbine blades for commercial use offshore.