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Wind power industry blown back on course thanks to Siemens

Wind power industry blown back on course thanks to Siemens

25 March 2014

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, says the country’s wind power industry has been ‘blown back on course’ thanks to Siemens’ £160 million investment in wind turbine production and installation facilities in Hull.

The manufacturing company is creating 1,000 new jobs at a production facility for offshore wind turbines with additional jobs to be created during construction and in the supply chain.

Unite national officer Kevin Coyne said: “The country’s wind power industry has been blown back on course thanks to Siemens’ £160 million investment. 1,000 green collar jobs are a lifeline for manufacturing in the Yorkshire and Humber region and it’s great news for renewable energy and for Britain’s economy.

“Unite looks forward to working with Siemens to make the facility a green manufacturing success story.”

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Notes for editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.