Offshore pioneer latest to commit to Grimsby port

THE first company to work in offshore wind from Grimsby is to establish a permanent base here. Renewable Energy Systems, known as RES, has secured a one-acre site from Associated British Ports, off Humber Bridge Road, on the town’s former fish docks.​ A single-storey office complex will now be built, with a key design...

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Maritime programme engineers future skills

BUSINESSES are helping ensure the region has the skills required to put it at the forefront of the UK’s renewables industry. More than 100 apprentices have been taken on by 71 companies in the first year of the Green Port Growth Programme’s employment and skills strand. Designed to raise skills and capacity in the...

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Humber offshore wind companies in Danish Siemens delegation

A delegation of Humber companies working in the offshore wind supply chain is to visit Denmark this week on a fact-finding, networking trade mission. Organised by Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), nearly 20 businesses and organisations will tour the main production facilities of Siemens Wind Power in Brande. Mark...

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Approval nears for £450m Able scheme

A huge employment boost for the Humber has moved a step closer after government minister Norman Baker revealed that he is “minded to approve” Able UK’s plans for its £450m Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the Humber. Baker has, however, delayed the final decision until December. Before reaching a final decision...

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Delight as £1.1m grant secured by investing wind giant

WORLD leading offshore wind giant Dong Energy marked its official arrival in Grimsby with the confirmation of a £1.1-million grant that will help create more than 100 jobs. The Danish developer also unveiled an impressive 950sq m construction base, while thanking the local authority for the support it has received as it embarks on...

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Government strikes back with statement on energy payments

A LACK of support for the UK’s renewables industry is a criticism that has increasingly been aimed at the Government. Delays in decision-making that have eroded investor confidence is one criticism in particular that keeps landing at the feet of those strutting around the corridors of power. However, last week, the Government fired back...

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Shipping firm that’s willing to think the unsinkable

But now the builders of a new fleet of ferries – built in Yorkshire – are confident their vessels will stay afloat – whatever the world’s largest man-made lake throws at them. Covering a huge area of around 3,275 square miles, around half the size of Yorkshire, Lake Volta in Ghana is still uncharted....

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Renewables Strike Prices

Statement from Mark O’Reilly, director Team Humber Marine Alliance “Today’s surprise announcement from Danny Alexander regarding renewable energy strike prices has been well received by companies in our region. We are obviously hoping that this will encourage Siemens to make their decision in Hull,” said Mark O’Reilly, director, Team Humber Marine Alliance. “This is...

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Danny Alexander’s Speech today – Strike Prices

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander delivered his ‘Investing in Britain’s future’ speech on the government’s infrastructure plan on 27 June 2013. Read More:

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Point’s new Electrical Division creates jobs and growth potential

Point Engineering Group has launched a new division in response to a huge increase in demand for electrical services. The Point Engineering Electrical Division will provide electrical installation and contracting for industrial and marine clients, particularly in the modular building sector. The Hull company has taken on four new staff in the venture and...

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