The company has signed a long-term lease agreement with the Virginia Port Authority to develop more than 80 acres (32 hectares) at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
It will develop the facility upon execution of a firm order for the 2.6-GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project with Dominion Energy. The firm order remains subject to certain conditions including Dominion Energy’s final investment decision, governmental permitting, and other required approvals.
According to the company, the facility will support supply of its patented offshore IntegralBlades. About 260 jobs at the facility are expected to be created when fully operational.
The company said it intends to create around 50 service jobs to provide operations and maintenance services for the CVOW commercial project.
Siemens Gamesa estimates a total cost of more than $200 million. This includes more than $80 million for buildings and equipment at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal.