Humber Local Economic Partnership

Humber Local Economic Partnership

Offshore Wind

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We are creating the largest hub of renewable energy manufacturers and their supply chains in the Humber. The opportunity The Humber provides the best location to access to all three of the UK’s largest wind farms. 80% of all North Sea offshore wind farms and 60% of the entire European market (2020) are within 12 hours steaming. Grimsby, closest to the mouth of the Humber, is already established as an operations and maintenance base and is servicing Rounds 1 and 2 offshore wind farms through Centrica, RES and Siemens who have chosen to locate here.

We have the UK’s largest port-side development sites.

At 484 hectares, our Enterprise Zone is the largest in the country offering Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chains the opportunity to co-locate to make cost reductions on a major scale.

Green Port Hull and Able Marine Energy Park are the largest port sites with investment underway to accomodate OEMs and their supply chain. See more on Enterprise Zone sites.
 
Some of the strongest logistics, engineering and marine supply chains in the UK.

As the UK's most inland port, Goole is a key distribution centre, that has recently attracted investment form Drax Power and Blue Water Danbrit who provide logistics services for the UK wind industry.

We have 25,000 people employed in advanced engineering in the Humber. Our marine engineers, who come together as Team Humber Marine Alliance, have played a vital role in supporting the Humber’s position as the UK’s busiest ports complex and North Sea offshore industries and are already supplying the offshore wind sector – offering:

  • fabrication and assembly
  • port and portside services
  • turbine maintenance, vessel operation and maintenance, turbine access and safety, and logistics.

We also have the UK’s largest steel processing centre, which is already supplying steel plate for wind towers.

Within Yorkshire, the region has a wealth of advanced engineering and metalwork capabilities already partnering with renewable energy manufacturers to drive innovation.

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