Siemens Gamesa plans to build a major offshore wind nacelle factory in New York, but only if the OEM’s turbines are being selected in the state’s third offshore wind solicitation.

New York expects to procure 2-4.7GW of offshore wind capacity its third procurement round in a step to securing 9GW in total.

The planned manufacturing facility at the Port of Coeymans would represent an investment of about $500m in the region and create up to 420 direct jobs.