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New wind power plant in Cuxhaven

A rendering shows how the wind turbine factory is intended to appear in the eastern harbor.

Siemens is investing around €200 million to a wind turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven. A few days after announcing this project an official signing ceremony took place at the planned site of the factory. The new production will be located directly at the edge of the harbor and will have a surface area of 170,000 square meters - the size of roughly 24 soccer fields. By mid-2017 the production of nacelles for the next-generation wind turbines D7 is to begin. This includes the final assembly of generators, hubs and nacelle back-ends which are all connected to form complete nacelles. The location at the port allows heavy components to be loaded directly onto transportation vessels, thereby avoiding expensive ground transportation.

"The decision to build a new production facility in Cuxhaven represents a clear commitment to Germany as a business location," said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG. "The new Siemens factory will employ up to 1,000 skilled employees. The expansion of offshore wind power capacity in Germany and Europe represents an enormous opportunity for northern Germany and Siemens."