New offshore wind tower manufacturing facility to be built in UK

CS Wind will build a new offshore tower manufacturing facility in Campbeltown, Scotland as a result of a multi-million pound investment from DONG Energy. This investment will give DONG Energy preferred access rights to towers for its offshore wind farms.
This will be the first facility in the UK that can manufacture towers for offshore wind turbines and will be located adjacent to CS Wind's current onshore facilities. It will be able to produce at least 50 towers a year and 70 jobs will be safeguarded as a result.

The investment will enable the contract for the first 95 towers built by CS Wind, which Siemens Wind Power has agreed to take, and will help in the establishment of a tower manufacturing facility in the UK.

Notes to editors

About DONG Energy:
DONG Energy (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG) is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,500 ambitious employees, including over 700 in the UK, are engaged in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms; generating power and heat from our power stations; providing energy to residential and business customers on a daily basis; and producing oil and gas. Group revenue was DKK 71bn (EUR 9.5bn) in 2015. For further information, see or follow us @DONGEnergyUK on Twitter.

About CS Wind:
CS Wind Cooperation is headquartered in Cheonan, South Korea and operates six overseas manufacturing facilities based in Canada, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, UK and Malaysia specialized for production of steel tubular towers for on/offshore wind. Over 7,000 utility scale steel tubular towers have been produced and delivered worldwide to renowned customers like Siemens, Vestas, GE, Gamesa and Senvion. More information is available at

About Siemens Wind Power Limited:
Siemens Wind Power is a leader in reliable renewable energy generation in the UK and Ireland. With more than 6.3 Gw installed, Siemens wind turbines generate enough clean electricity to power over 4.2m homes. More than 2,100 employees of Siemens Wind Power provide new-build and maintenance solutions across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. From local manufacturing of offshore turbine blades in Hull, to 24/7 real-time monitoring of over 2,000 individual turbines, to onshore and offshore maintenance throughout the home nations and Ireland, Siemens Wind Power works to meet the needs of our customers, and of consumers.
Energy Minister Baroness Neville Rolfe said:

"Offshore wind continues to be a key element in delivering on the UK's clean energy commitments.

"We have seen £52bn of investment in renewable energy in the UK since 2010, and we are supporting more offshore wind than any other country in the world. This inward investment drives forward positive local supply chain partnerships like this between DONG Energy and CS Wind, delivering economic growth and creating jobs across Scotland and the UK."
International Trade Minister Greg Hands said:

"This new order follows agreement from three leading global companies, and the support of the Department for International Trade. It will safeguard 70 high-skilled jobs in Campbeltown, Scotland and potentially create many more.
"The investment shows global recognition of the UK's number one position in offshore wind and will lead to the first ever production of offshore wind towers in the UK."
Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy's UK Country Chairman, said:

"The UK is the world leader in offshore wind and a growing market for DONG Energy. Our investment means that we and other offshore wind developers will be able to source towers in the UK, which is fantastic news not just for us but the whole UK offshore industry.

"Developing the supply chain in the UK is a strategic priority for DONG Energy. We plan on building more wind farms here, so this investment now will ultimately help us meet our targets in reliably delivering projects on time while bringing down the cost of offshore wind."
Seong-Gon Gim, Chairman of CS Wind Corporation, said:

"DONG Energy's investment is a clear indication that developers in the UK are committed to using UK suppliers and helping to strengthen the supply chain.
"Thanks to our continuous effort to build an offshore facility in the UK and DONG Energy's significant contribution on investment, we are able to build this extension which will not only benefit other UK offshore wind farm developers but also secure 70 jobs in Campbeltown."

Last month, Siemens opened a blade factory in Hull which will contribute to the steadily increasing number of UK-manufactured components in offshore wind turbines.

Clark MacFarlane, Siemens Wind Power Limited MD, said:
"This is excellent news for both the offshore industry and the UK. We are seeing unparalleled investment in UK content, skills and in manufacturing for offshore wind, driving up UK content. We are delighted to be able to add a further step to continue our proven relationship with DONG Energy."

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