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Siemens to create 1,000 new UK windfarm jobs

Manufacturing giant Siemens is to invest £160 million in wind turbine production and installation facilities in the UK, creating 1,000 new jobs.

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Siemens jobs 'reduce our reliance on foreign imports'

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said the deal would help to keep bills down. Credit: PA

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: "This deal is excellent news for the people of Hull and the Humber, the UK, the wind industry, and our energy security.

"We are attracting investment by backing enterprise with better infrastructure and lower taxes.

"As well as helping to keep the lights on and putting more than 1,000 people in work, this deal means we will help to keep consumer bills down as we invest in home-grown green energy and reduce our reliance on foreign imports."

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