The Queen’s stop by to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s offshore windmill factory in Hull has long been highlighted as the milestone moment for that industry.
The facility began operating last September furthermore, as then greater than 200 75 meter offshore wind powered generator blades are already manufactured.
On arrival once your there, Her Majesty drove the full 75 metre entire turbine blade that featured as a possible art installation in in Hull city centre earlier this year.
Presented to Her Majesty were leading figures in Siemens Gamesa, both within the UK and abroad, including Global CEO Markus Tacke. UK Managing Director, Clark MacFarlane and CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser and Siemens PLC, Juergen Maier.
Clark MacFarlane accompanied Her Majesty on the short tour of your factory, soaking up a journey to the moulds the location where the mammoth 75 metre turbine blades are handmade as a single, unbroken section.
Clark introduced The Queen to employees including apprentices concentrating on the blades under construction and they explained their work.
Her Majesty finished her tour from the factory by unveiling a plaque marking manufactured of her visit.
“The Queen’s visit sends an excellent signal of exactly how far the UK’s offshore wind industry is now, which is a major factor from the energy mainstream,” said Hugh McNeal, Chief Exec of trade association RenewableUK.
“The apprentices who welcomed Her Majesty to Siemens Gamesa’s state-of-the-art factory in Hull are great types of the hundreds of thousands of British people now getting work done in our world-leading sector, including its flourishing supply chain.
“During her reign, the Queen has seen one of the most profound adjustments to our nation’s history, and our knowing the need for taking practical action in order to safeguard our environment by switching to alternative energy is really a prime illustration of this.”