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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy held a launch ceremony with representatives from state and local government authorities and wind industry partners in Virginia (USA) for what will be the company’s first offshore wind turbine blade facility in the USA.
Siemens Gamesa will develop more than 80 acres/32 hectares at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia upon execution of a firm order for the 2.6GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project with Dominion Energy. Representing a cost of more than US$ 200 million dollars, the facility would perform finishing of Siemens Gamesa Offshore IntegralBlades. Approximately 260 jobs at the facility are expected to be created when fully operational. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project preferred supplier agreement remains subject to certain conditions including Dominion Energy’s final investment decision, governmental permitting, and other required approvals. The final number of SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines intended to be used likewise remains to be determined.
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