Siemens Gamesa opens in Africa
Morocco blade factory to supply SWT-DD-130 platform up to 4.2MW
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated a new blade factory in Tangier in Morocco.
The company said the plant is the first of its kind in Africa and will equip the SWT-DD-130 platform up to 4.2MW
It will make B63-10 blades with a length of 63 metres for export to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as for local projects.
Siemens Gamesa said the plant could produce other blade models in the future, which could reach up to 75 metres.
The factory coves 37,500 square metres and started production in April, the company said.
Siemens Gamesa chief executive Markus Tacke said: “We invest where we see strong business opportunities, and the opportunities here in Morocco are stronger than ever before.
“This location in Tangier provides us with direct access to some of the most important markets of tomorrow – here in Morocco, throughout the Middle East, in Europe, and in the Mediterranean region.”
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