Lincs Wind Farm chooses ABP’s Port of Hull as a logistics base for its Lincs offshore wind farm
March 26, 2012
Lincs Wind Farm Ltd has chosen Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Hull as one of its logistics bases for its Lincs Offshore Wind Farm. Over the next few months, the port's Albert and William Wright Docks will be the focal point for the storage and distribution of transition pieces installed as part of the wind turbine foundations for the new wind farm being developed in the Greater Wash area. The project is being assisted by the Lincs Wind Farm-operated jack-up barge 'JB114', which arrived at the port on 8 March and is expected to operate from the port for the next few months.
Matt Jukes, ABP Port Director Hull & Goole, said: "We're delighted that Lincs Wind Farm Ltd has chosen the Port of Hull for this important project."
He added: "This project is further evidence of the Port of Hull's excellent location by providing both sheltered deep-water berths and a suitable landbank for the offshore wind energy industry. It is a major step forward in Hull's ambition to establish itself as the premier offshore wind logistics hub in the UK."
Councillor Steven Bayes, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration and Employment, said: "Hull's Green Port offer is creating confidence in the Port of Hull as a place to do business.
"For this type of operation to come to the Hull area, using its existing marine engineering facilities, demonstrates the flexibility of established port facilities and what the city has to offer for similar operations needed for the renewables industry."
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