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Industrial Info Resources

March 30, 2010 23:00 ET

Siemens Picks U.K. for GBP 80 Million Wind Turbine Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) -  Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany) is hoping to capitalise on the U.K.'s massive plans for offshore wind development by announcing that it intends to invest £80 million ($121 million) in the country to build a production plant for offshore wind turbines. Siemens is evaluating sites in the east and northeast of the country with a particular focus on harbour infrastructure. The new plant will employ up to 700 people. Last week, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) (Fairfield, Connecticut) announced plans to spend more than £98 million ($148 million) to build an offshore-wind manufacturing plant in the U.K., which the company claims could provide up to 2,000 jobs by 2020.

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