Friday 17 November 2017

Queen visits offshore turbine blade factory in Hull

Queen visits offshore turbine blade factory in Hull


The Queen visited Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory in Hull yesterday.

She was given a short tour of the facility and a demonstration of the work which goes into making the mammoth 75-metre turbine blades, as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

They are handmade as a single, unbroken section before being shipped out from the three-berth dock on the Humber estuary.

The Queen saw how renewable energy is used in practice in a ‘Greenpower’ car. The project aims to inspire young people into a career in engineering by building and racing electric cars.

She was also introduced to employees, including apprentices, working on the blades under construction.

Her Majesty unveiled a plaque at the renewable factory to mark the day of her visit.

Trade body RenewableUK said the Queen's visit highlights "how far offshore wind has come".

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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