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ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 960 hectares of port-based development land.

ABPmer

Drawing on 60 years of experience, ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) provides specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services.

UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.

ABP DevCo

ABP DevCo creates value from non-port-related development of underutilised land by working collaboratively with stakeholders.

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Andy Reay

ABP has over 30 years’ experience in servicing the UK’s offshore energy industry, supporting developers through the full offshore wind project lifecycle.

No other port operator gets you closer, meaning our port locations offer the most cost-effective solutions for offshore wind development and operation.

ABP has a strong track record in developing new facilities and providing services tailored to meet every aspect of offshore wind development, maintenance and operation. Examples include the £310 million offshore wind facility at Green Port Hull, a joint investment by Siemens and ABP, whilst Grimsby, Barrow and Lowestoft have emerged as leading centres of offshore wind operation and maintenance.

Over recent years ABP has invested over £300 million to support the growth of offshore wind, working collaboratively with customers and building long-term relationships.

Our extensive land bank at key strategic port locations ideally located to major offshore wind development sites, means ABP is well placed to continue to support the continued growth of the sector.

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Delivering for our customers

ABP has the ability to work with customers to support the full offshore wind development cycle.

ABPmer, our hydrographic and marine survey consultancy, and our UK Dredging operation, offer specialist services and consultancy during the planning phase of offshore sites. During the build-phase, our ports offer the perfect location, people, equipment and transport connectivity. For the operations and maintenance phase, ABP’s ports handle the crew transfer and maintenance vessels, as well as having the potential to house the crews and engineers.

We also offer services for decommissioning or repowering many of the largest offshore wind projects, such as the £1 billion, 650MW Walney offshore wind farm in the North West of England, one of the largest anywhere in the world.

Utilising our port locations, we are well positioned to offer a multi-port distribution package with one consolidated contractual agreement, offering significant benefits for your business.

If you would like to find out more about how ABP can help your business please get in touch with our sector expert, Gareth Russell.

Connectivity

As the UK’s largest port operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain, we offer excellent marine access. Our ports offer efficient road and rail links, providing swift access to destinations throughout the country. As the UK’s best-connected port operator, ABP provides an unparalleled range of locations, routes and logistics solutions ready to serve our customers’ business needs.

No other port operator gets you closer, meaning our port locations offer the most cost-effective solutions for offshore wind development and operation.

Joint venture with Siemens
£310 million to create Green Port Hull
More than
£500 million invested in infrastructure
ABP handles around
£150 billion of trade per year

LEEF: Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility

Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility (LEEF) is a major ABP investment project on Lowestoft’s Outer Harbour. Encompassing sites to the East and West of the Harbour, LEEF is tailored to the offshore energy industry’s latest requirements, and creates a highly competitive offer for ABP’s customers.

ABP’s work to prepare the LEEF East site will be completed by 2023, creating additional berthing space, new infill land, and a deeper harbour approach to accommodate flexible operations. Around 5,000 square feet of new office space with direct quayside access is also expected.

The LEEF West site is expected to be operational from 2026, providing additional quay space and berthing capacity, as well as new laydown space and the potential for more offices and warehousing. The site will benefit from shoreside power, while retaining fish landing sites.

For more information on both LEEF East and West projects, please contact Jay Medina.