This landmark project for the UK offshore wind industry will be the first manufacturing plant of its kind for Siemens next generation blade technology (IntegralBlade®).
Working closely with Siemens to create the 40,000sqm world-class offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facility, Ramboll provided MEP, acoustics and fire design services on the complex and state of the art manufacturing processes employed within the factory. Ramboll has provided specialist ventilation, compressed air, lighting, and vacuum systems, which support the manufacturing process.
Ramboll’s design delivers an environment within the factory that allows the highest quality product to be manufactured, whilst still achieving stringent carbon emissions and energy conservation targets. This forms part of a global strategy to help keep Britain the number one country in the world for offshore wind.
The site forms the centrepiece of Green Port Hull, which produced its first 75m blade in November 2016. It was the first of hundreds to be manufactured in Hull every year for Siemens’ industry-leading 7MW and next-generation 8MW turbines. The first turbine will be among others supplied to DONG Energy, which was destined for the Race Bank wind farm off the Norfolk and Lincolnshire coast.