Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) have received approval from the Hull City Council to go ahead with their plans to build a wind turbine manufacturing, assembly and testing center in the U.K.
The companies filed joint applications for the demolition of existing buildings at Alexandra Dock and the development of a factory, office and amenity facilities and a helicopter landing site, as well as areas for the storage, handling, assembly and testing of wind turbine components.
Negotiations to secure and sign a commercial agreement between the two companies continue, and the deal is expected to be finalized later in the year.
According to the project's representatives, there are a number of conditions on the application that were not unexpected, and the team is already poised to work through them to secure an unconditional approval as soon as possible. The plans must also now be approved by the secretary of state, which could take up to 28 days.