Ørsted Unveils UK East Coast O&M Hub
Ørsted has officially opened its expanded East Coast Hub at the Port of Grimsby, the UK.
Guest of honor, Melanie Onn MP for Great Grimsby unveiled a plaque at the site, as part of the official opening ceremony.
Constructed by local firm Hobson and Porter, the site is now the world’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance center which recently benefitted from a GBP 10 million investment in its quayside and office facilities.
According to Ørsted, the site has an innovative Marine and Helicopter Co-ordination Centre (MHCC), whose staff works 24/7 on the liaison of personnel, vessels and helicopters visiting projects currently under construction.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to show off the fantastic facility we have here in Grimsby,” said Darren Ramshaw, Ørsted Head of the East Coast Region.
“The town has become a leading light in the development of offshore wind for the country and has really embraced the skills and opportunities that have become available within this exciting sector. With the port’s regeneration also on the horizon, we are excited to be a part of the development and growth in this area.”
The East Coast Hub directly manages four offshore wind farms, including Westermost Rough, Lincs, Race Bank and Gunfleet Sands. The Hornsea Project One and Hornsea Project Two, currently under construction, will be joining the East Coast portfolio in 2020 and 2022 respectively.