|10 March 2016|
Siemens is to open a state-of-the-art production facility in Morocco to manufacture rotor blades for onshore wind turbines.
Construction of the factory is expected to start as early as the spring of 2016 and it is scheduled to commence operations in spring 2017.
The planned production facility will have a surface area of 37,500 square meters – the size of roughly five soccer fields – and will be located in Tanger Automotive City, which is approximately 35 kilometers from Tanger Med port. Centrally located between Europe and Africa, the Tanger Med port provides the right conditions for the handling and export of blades to various locations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
“We invest where we see strong business opportunities,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “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.”