Grimsby is just 10-50 miles from existing and planned wind farms coast in the North Sea, where up to 3,000 more turbines are planned.
Grimsby sits comfortably located to the majority of UK offshore wind farms. Approximately 10% of the overall capacity across these southern North Sea wind farms is operational, thus there is much more to come and as such is establishing the area as a key centre in the UK.
Companies working at Grimsby are developers, major manufacturers, service providers and component suppliers. Several of the largest players in offshore wind, including DONG Energy UK, Centrica,Siemens, Vestas and E-on, have chosen to base their O&M teams in Grimsby. Following from this after many supply chain companies to support these operations.
Recent investment in modifications to the lock gates at Grimsby has also allowed a wider variety of vessels to access the port and on a 24 hour basis.
The Port of Grimsby includes sites under the Humber Enterprise Zone with 11 ha identified for development for the offshore wind industry and associated activities. There is a wide range in the port: vessel servicing, marine engineering, ship repair and vessel management services, as well as office, storage, power and water facilities.
Key assets of the area include:
- Office and Light Industrial Units available to lease.
- Storage & Warehousing: A wide range of covered and open storage is available within and a short distances from the port estates.
- Cranage & Mechanical Handling Equipment: A wide range of privately owned specialised handling equipment, including mobile cranes, forklift trucks and mechanical shovel cranes, is available.
- Dry Dock and Repair Facilities for vessel maintenance: Slipways at Port of Grimsby East provide access for vessels of up to 1,200 tonnes.
|Dock / Quay||Length (Max)||Beam (Max)||Draught (Max)||DWT|
|Port of Grimsby East||73m||12.8m||5.8m||-|