Danny Alexander MP pays visit to ABP’s Port of Hull

March 26, 2012

Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Member of Parliament for the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, visited Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull recently to see for himself the proposed Green Port Hull site at Alexandra Dock, which it is hoped will be developed into a major new facility to manufacture Siemens offshore wind turbines.

Peter Jones, ABP Chief Executive; Matt Jukes, ABP Port Director Hull and Goole; along with Dan McGrail, Project Manager UK Offshore, Siemens Windpower; Lord Haskins, Chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership; Karl Turner, Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull East; and Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Kingston upon Hull City Council; accompanied Mr Alexander on the tour.

Peter Jones said: “We are extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to show Mr Alexander our plans for Green Port Hull and that he has been able to see first hand just how important this development is for the city and wider region, and a development that could place the UK at forefront of offshore wind turbine manufacturing.” 

Matt Jukes added: “The success of the Humber LEP and ABP in attracting Enterprise Zone status to Green Port Hull will only serve to provide further opportunities to attract large top tier manufacturing companies in the renewable energy sector, as well as their supply chains, to the Port of Hull.”

Lord Haskins of Skidby, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “Following the launch of the Humber LEP Forum and the news from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury that Enhanced Capital Allowances had been extended to the Paull Enterprise Zone site, we were delighted that Danny Alexander wanted to review an Enterprise Zone area – the one at the Alexandra Dock Green Port Hull - for himself. I think that it is vitally important that senior politicians get the opportunity to meet key people at the forefront of working with the Humber LEP and the Enterprise Zones.”

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