Humber marine energy plant

Plans for a £450 million marine energy park on the south bank of the Humber could bring between 4000 and 10,000 jobs to the area.

Decision expected on Humber marine energy park

A decision is due later this morning on whether to grant permission to create a £450-million marine energy park on the south bank of the Humber.

The development could generate anything from between 4,000 to 10,000 jobs at a purpose-built renewables port and logistics facility at North Killingholme.

To date, the decision has been delayed twice by Government officials. The Teesside company planning to develop the energy park, Able UK, is waiting for a decision by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

The company's plans would cover 865 acres on the south bank of the Humber, providing state-of-the-art quayside facilities for the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies.

  • Grimsby has already established itself as a key operations and maintenance hub for southern North Sea farms, stretching from the Greater Wash to the North Yorkshire coast.
  • Centrica, Siemens, Dong Energy, E.on and RES are all now established in the town, with indigenous companies also heavily involved in the sector.

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