Energy & Renewables
North East Lincolnshire has emerged as a key player in the renewable energy revolution with potential to become the UK capital of the offshore wind industry. Our vision is that by 2032, North East Lincolnshire will be nationally and internationally recognised as the UK’s leading region for low-carbon energy and the UK capital of the renewable energy industry.
Grimsby is just 10-50 miles from existing and planned wind farms off the Lincolnshire coast in the North Sea, where up to 4,000 more turbines are planned. This proximity has led to significant interest from operations and maintenance (O&M) providers, major manufacturers and component suppliers. Several of the largest players in offshore wind, including DONG Energy UK, Centrica, Siemens and E-on, have chosen to base their O&M teams in Grimsby.
- direct access to the world’s biggest offshore wind farms
- the UK’s largest port capable of handling major projects
- leadership in wind power, marine renewables and bioenergy
- proven expertise in engineering and construction
Humberside Airport has regular flights to key offshore centres such as Aberdeen. It is also the second largest in the UK for North Sea oil and gas helicopter operations.
Green Power Stations
Phillips 66 operates the Immingham Combined Heat and Power plant, one of the greenest power stations in the world generating 730 MW of electricity. It produces electricity and creates steam, which is used by the nearby Humber and Lindsey refineries. The plant, together with the Humber refinery, is part of an ultra-low-carbon integrated energy hub.
Proximity to the UK’s largest port complex, Europe’s food town and the agricultural hinterland of Lincolnshire, makes the area extremely attractive for green energy facilities. Companies involved in bioenergy and biomass projects in the area include Greenergy; Total; Vireol;and Helius/RWE Innogy; .
So, if you’re looking for the optimum location for:
- operations & maintenance functions
- wind turbine and blade manufacturers
- component suppliers
- research & development
North East Lincolnshire is the natural choice.