Above: Green Port Hull. Siemens Gamesa’s manufacturing facility is set to double in size as development in the North Sea accelerates.
Associated British Ports (ABP) will be highlighting its work across the offshore wind sector at this year’s Offshore Wind Connections Conference being held at The Doubletree by Hilton, Hull, on the 3rd and 4th May.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the conference and exhibition is once again providing invaluable information and contacts for companies that are well-established in the sector and for those looking to enter or diversify into the market. ABP are platinum supporters of this year’s conference and members of the team will be available at stand six.
ABP have recently launched its sustainability strategy, Ready for Tomorrow, that is backed by a plan to invest £2 billion in decarbonising its own operations by 2040 at the latest and in major infrastructure projects to enable the wider UK energy transition. For ABP this includes continuing to develop its leading offshore wind manufacturing and support hubs.
ABP Humber Region Director, Simon Bird, said: “The Humber is one of the UK’s largest industrial clusters. Along with driving economic growth the region will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of the UK’s Net Zero objectives. The Humber Ports already play a vital role in supporting the biggest hub for offshore wind in the World. We will continue to invest to ensure we maintain our role as the place to be for green energy solutions in the UK.”
ABP’s Port of Grimsby is strategically located adjacent to the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2. It is the UK’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance port, supporting wind-farm operators and the wider supply chain.
Green Port Hull, the UK’s world class centre for renewable energy, was developed with a £310m ABP and Siemens Gamesa partnership investment. Offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly, and servicing facilities make up its centrepiece. Siemens Gamesa’s facility is set to double in size as development in the North Sea accelerates.
To further enhance the area’s offer, the Humber Freeport’s ambitious business plan aims to energise investment and growth across the offshore wind energy sector for years to come, bringing 7,000 new high-quality jobs.
ABP is in a unique position to support the acceleration of the UK’s energy transition by providing the necessary port infrastructure to support offshore wind that will help to create a more sustainable future and deliver the significant investment, economic growth, and thousands of new, high-quality jobs in local communities.
For more information or to book tickets for the conference please visit - http://www.offshorewindconnections.com/#book