Siemens Gamesa, a leading wind turbine maker, is planning to build an offshore nacelle manufacturing facility in New York state.
The decision will depend on the selection of the company’s wind turbines 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, support a significant rise in indirect jobs, and represent an investment of around $500 million in the region.
Siemens Gamesa is also committing to localizing several new component supplier facilities, including steel component fabrication, bearings, and composite components, demonstrating the further development of a sustainable local supply chain ecosystem. This could help double the number of jobs created by the facility.
New York 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 of offshore wind energy. This is a significant part of the United States’ target to realize 30 GW of offshore wind power by 2030.
Siemens Gamesa has secured a site in the state’s capital region; advanced engineering plans and 3D visualizations have already been developed.
“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.
Siemens Gamesa has established offshore wind-focused plants in Denmark, France, Germany, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
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.
Siemens Gamesa in October 2021 announced offshore wind turbine blade finishing facility in Portsmouth, Virginia.