It's a good day for UK manufacturing: Siemens, the German manufacturer, has announced that in partnership with Associated British Ports, it will invest £310m in new wind turbine factories in Hull and Paull, East Yorkshire. The facilities will create 1,000 jobs (300 more than originally expected).
At 75 metres each, rotors on the offshore wind turbines that will be constructed across the two sites are absolutely enormous. These images, from Siemens, show quite what a staggeringly huge job the sites' 1,000 new workers have on their hands...
Design for the new facility in Hull
The Siemens blade factory in Aalborg, Denmark
Massive blades, or tiny men.
Rotor blades wait to be taken out to sea
Parts of a wind turbine are loaded onto a boat
A turbine is assembled at sea
The London Array wind farm in the Thames Estuary
- All images by Siemens