Round 2 North Sea Projects 2014 - 2018 (Near Humber):
€10 billion will be invested in Round 2 projects alone between 2014 and 2018
Westernmost Rough Wind Farm (DONG Energy) - €1 billion construction started February 2014
Humber Gateway Wind Farm (E.ON) - €850 million - under construction with Port of Grimsby providing support.
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm (Statoil) - €1.38 billion - construction to start 2015/2016
Race Bank Wind Farm (DONG Energy) - €2.00 billion - construction could start 2017!
Triton Knoll Wind Farm (RWE Npower Renewables) - €3.6 billion
Round 3 projects at Hornsea, Dogger Bank and East Anglia should follow in 2017-18
The largest port-side development sites in the UK
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. The Humber is designated a Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (COREs) in the National Infrastructure Plan 2011.Green Port Hull and Able Marine Energy Park are the largest port sites with investment underway to accommodate OEMs and their supply chain.
Green Port Hull www.greenporthull.co.uk
Siemens, one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, has selected Green Port Hull as its location to develop a new offshore wind turbine nacelle & blade manufacturing and export facility.
The facility will be located in Hull’s Alexandra Dock and, when fully operational will employ 1000 people directly on site and create thousands of support roles within new and existing supply chain businesses.In addition there are over 250ha of development sites available for renewable energy projects within the port including Albert & William Wright Docks, Queen Elizabeth Dock, and Paull (including over 100ha with Enterprise Zone status) and all providing access to deep water or potential deep-water port facilities.
Construction work on the £310m wind turbine plant in Hull is set to begin Summer 2014.
Find our more about Siemens' Green Port Hull Facility at www.siemens.co.uk/en/wind/hull.htm
The £450m Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) is located centrally in the UK on the South Bank of the River Humber adjacent to Humber Sea Terminal and close to Immingham Port. It forms the UK’s largest developable land bank with a deep-water frontage (320 hectares).
AMEP will provide a purpose-built, environmentally friendly facility to suit the needs of the Offshore Marine Renewables Sector – particularly Offshore Wind.AMEP quays will be available from 2016. Able will operate a new charging model for the quays allowing tenants who require frequent usage the opportunity to rent exclusive sections of the quay. This operating model is different to the traditional ports’ charging mechanism and offers transparency and flexibility to the OWT sector.
AMEP’s quays and large land banks provide a real opportunity for the Humber to develop a fully integrated offshore wind cluster where economies of scale can be achieved.The AMEP site has just received Government planning permission and Strabag Offshore GmbH have signed an MOU for new foundations facility on the site which could create 400 new jobs.
Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) www.ableuk.com/sites/port-sites/humber-port/amep
Total Quay Length: 1,279m
Quay width: 28mConcrete
Quay capacity: 20T/m2 UDL with patch loads up to 50T/m2
Quays will provide -11m CDQuay is designed to be dredged to -17m CD
Berthing pocket 60m wide
Quayside designed to allow vessels to jack-up adjacent to the quays (90T/m2)
Staging Area: 45 hectares
Opportunities in The Humber
The UK is the global leader in offshore wind with as much capacity already installed as the rest of the world combined. With 30,000 jobs expected to be created in offshore wind over the next 8 years, UK manufacturers have huge scope for expansion.
The national offshore wind programme consists of over 40 projects with an estimated investment value of £80 – £100bn.
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 Offshore, EON, DONG Energy and Siemens who have chosen to locate here.
Photo: Green Port Hull
Photo: Able Marine Energy Park