Queen visits turbine manufacturing facility in Hull

By Sophie Chapman
The Queen of the UK made a visit to an offshore wind turbine blade factory in Kingston upon Hull. The Siemens Gamesa facto...

The Queen of the UK made a visit to an offshore wind turbine blade factory in Kingston upon Hull.

The Siemens Gamesa factory has been in operation for over a year now and has produce more than 200 turbine blades, each measuring 75m long.

The manufacturing facility is located at Alexandra Dock, and employs over 700 workers.

Within the lifetime of the Queen the UK’s energy habits have dramatically changed; when Queen Elizabeth II was born 97% of the UK’s power was generated by coal, whereas in 2016 more than 50% is fuelled by low-carbon sources.

SEE ALSO:

“The Queen's visit sends a powerful signal of just how far the UK's offshore wind industry has come, and that it is a key part of the energy mainstream,” reported Hugh McNeal, RenewableUK’s Chief Executive.

“The apprentices who welcomed Her Majesty to Siemens Gamesa’s state-of-the-art factory in Hull are great examples of the tens of thousands of British people now working in our world-leading sector, including its flourishing supply chain.”

“During her reign, the Queen has seen some of the most profound changes in our nation’s history, and our awareness of the importance of taking practical action to protect our environment by switching to renewable energy is a prime example of this.”

Share

Featured Articles

Data Centre Demand Putting Pressure on Energy Capabilities

Utilities in the US are predicting a tidal wave of demand for data centres thanks to the boom of AI, which, in turn, will dial up the need for electricity

Q&A with Hitachi Energy’s EVP & Head of North America

Anthony Allard, who heads up Hitachi Energy as Executive Vice President and Head of North America, shares why the grid is holding us back from clean energy

OMV Takes Strides in Energy Efficiency & Emissions Reduction

Austrian multinational integrated oil, gas & petrochemical company OMV continues its sustainability mission, and reports Scope 1 & 2 emissions are down 25%

Q&A with RAIN Alliance President and CEO Aileen Ryan

Technology & AI

Who is Greg Joiner, the new Head of Shell Energy?

Oil & Gas

Watershed Workshop at Sustainability LIVE: Net Zero

Sustainability