Onshore, Project Development, Wind Power

Siemens Plans Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Morocco

Siemens on March 10 said it has reached an agreement with the Moroccan government that will allow the company to build a wind turbine rotor blade factory for onshore wind turbines in Tangier.

“We invest where we see strong business opportunities,” Markus Tacke, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, said in a statement. “Morocco is the perfect location from which to serve the growing onshore wind power markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The economy is strong, the political climate is stable, and Morocco has a young, skilled and motivated workforce. These factors make Tangier the ideal site for this new state-of-the-art factory.”

Siemens said that the new facility will have a surface area of 37,500 square meters and will be located near Tanger Med port, which provides the right conditions for the handling and export of blades to various locations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Construction of the factory is expected to start in the spring, and operations are schedule to begin in 2017.

Lead image credit: Siemens.