Siemens Gamesa has announced its intention to build a major offshore nacelle manufacturing facility in New York state, subject to the company’s wind turbines being selected by the New York authorities in their third offshore wind solicitation. The planned facility will be located at the Port of Coeymans. It would create up to approximately 420 direct jobs and represent an investment of around $500 million in the region.
Siemens Gamesa is also committing to localising several new component supplier facilities, including steel component fabrication, bearings, and composite components. The proposed facility and supplier network in New York would supply components for all Siemens Gamesa offshore wind power projects along the U.S. East Coast.
New York state expects to procure a minimum of 2 GW of offshore wind energy, and up to 4.7 GW in this third round of procurement to achieve a total of 9 GW. This is a significant part of the United States’ target to realise 30 GW of offshore wind power by 2030.
Siemens Gamesa has secured a site in the state’s capital region, and advanced engineering plans and 3D visualisations have already been developed. The facility has been designed with the capacity for potential expansion to guarantee its long-term development.
“The announcement of this proposed facility in New York is a major step forward in our desire to lead the massive U.S. offshore wind market”, said Marc Becker, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s offshore business.
Image: Rendering of Siemens Gamesa's offshore nacelle manufacturing facility in New York state (courtesy of Siemens Gamesa)