A Spanish wind turbine manufacturer vacated its lease and pulled out of a planned $200 million project at Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
Siemens Gamesa told the Port of Virginia about a month ago that the company is vacating its lease and canceling the project, Virginia Port Authority spokesperson Joe Harris said.
The project went through a number of potential uses before it fell apart, Harris said, including finishing turbine blades for offshore wind farms, including for Dominion Energy’s wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach.
The planned turbine blade finishing facility, announced by Gov. Ralph Northam in 2021, was expected to create 310 jobs.