Marine energy park on agenda at exhibition
THE company behind the proposed world-class port and logistics centre at North Killingholme will be presenting at ReXpo, a renewable energy exhibition in Sheffield, next week.
Able UK will be discussing the planned world class Marine Energy Park, which will make a massive contribution to establishing the Humber as a global leader in the development of renewable energy technologies.
Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP), located on the South Humber bank, offers 320 hectares of developable land and 1.3km of new deep water quays, specifically designed for the offshore wind sector.
It is currently in the final throes of the planning process.
The proximity to the likes of Sheffield for advanced manufacturing and heavy engineering, Scunthorpe for steel, Hull for marine and Leeds for its engineering expertise and vibrant professional services sector, are all seen as crucial elements and will be marketed as such.
David Shepherd, development executive for Able UK Ltd, said: "AMEP is gaining significant momentum now and passes to the Secretary of State for Transport in November. Investor interest has ramped up significantly and we aim to put large demanding customers on the supply chain's doorstep.
"We provide a simple philosophy for the sector enabling them to cluster, manufacture and deploy from the heart of the market."
As previously reported, the team behind the project – which has been built up through a series of strategic land acquisitions over the past decade – defines the site as "the big space in the right place". The scale of the site affords the unique opportunity to develop an integrated cluster of activity which would incorporate direct manufacture by the original equipment manufacturers and their supply chains. The site's features provide maximum opportunities regarding both production efficiencies and deployment.
Rexpo starts on Tuesday, September 18, with discussions about the latest developments in marine energy, biomass, onshore and offshore wind, nuclear, carbon capture and storage to name but a few.
Speakers joining Able UK include James Newman, chairman of the Sheffield City Region, ITM Power and Mainstream Renewable Power – part of the Smartwind consortium behind Round Three wind farm development Hornsea.
The second day will focus on discussing the Green Deal, the Government's scheme to make the nation's homes more energy efficient, which is due to be launched in October.