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Now that it is fully approved I thought we could do with a dedicated thread for this 'game-changing' development.

The birth of a major new industry for Hull, the Humber region and the UK as a whole starts here folks!

All updates and pictures related to the actual factory and Greenport physical dock development welcome in here.

Please use Hull and Humber - Ports, and shipping on the Humber for general shipping and port news on the Humber and Hull and Humber - Renewable Energy & Environment ‎ for general news and updates on renewables


Hull okays Siemens offshore hub



Local officials have given the all clear for Siemens to build a turbine blade factory and associated facilities at Green Port Hull on the Humber Estuary.

Hull City Council consented development of a 39,600 square metre factory that will fabricate 75-metre blades for 6MW offshore wind turbines on Alexandra Dock at Green Port Hull.

The facility will also be used for the assembly, maintenance, storage and distribution of wind turbine components. A 12,300 square metre building will be used for service and maintenance.

The entire Siemens development now has planning approval. Associated British Ports and Siemens will between them invest £310m in the Hull project.

Siemens project director Finbarr Dowling said: "We are delighted our revised proposals have been granted planning permission and the development of Alexandra Dock is now fully consented."

The facilities at Alexandra Dock will create 1000 jobs directly, with more during construction and in the supply chain, and stimulate further investment and economic growth. Siemens has already begun hiring for jobs based in Hull, with recruitment continuing through 2015 and 2016.

Joint venture Graham Lagan Construction is carrying out work for Green Port Hull and enabling work is well advanced. Siemens anticipates that construction of the blade factory and associated facilities will begin this summer.

Dowling said: "We are looking forward to beginning work on our blade factory and related facilities and to seeing our plans to create world-class manufacturing and assembly operations take shape.

"As we appoint contractors and begin our own construction phase, we will continue to work very closely with the council and other agencies to limit disruption while bringing this transformational investment to fruition.”
 

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Just had a look at the GreenPort website and I didn't realise just how many other projects there is proposed that are linked to it.

(Look at the map)
http://greenporthull.co.uk/
Aye - it's gonna be a bit of a headache in terms of organising the threads but think we should have a thread for each site as they are brought forward for the - excited enough about alex dock for now! :cheers:
 

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If you watch the video bare in mind that all the timber merchants are going. The only things still on there that are staying are MMS Ship repairs and the storage silos.

That video is about a month old. Piling of the new quay wall it's around the corner and near the lock gates and the new extension is largely filled with sand moved from on top of the old western dock.
 
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