ABP: Humber Plays Critical Role in Servicing UK Energy’s Needs
Associated British Ports (ABP) commented on today’s announcement by Siemens.
Siemens is investing £160 million across the two locations and its port partner ABP is investing a further £150 million in the Green Port Hull development.
The companies will be submitting planning applications to Hull City Council and East Riding Council over the next few months for revisions to the existing proposed scheme at Alexandra Dock and for land in Paull in East Riding for the wind turbine blade factory.
James Cooper, Chief Executive of ABP, said: “The announcement by Siemens today underlines the critical role the Humber region plays in servicing the UK energy’s needs both today and in the future. Our investment in Green Port Hull will ensure the supply chain supporting this exciting new industry can be centred on the Humber.”
ABP Director, Humber, John Fitzgerald enthused: “Today represents another landmark moment for this city and the wider Humber region. Green Port Hull has received overwhelming support from all our stakeholders since its inception in 2010 and we thank all those involved in bringing us to what is arguably the most important announcement in this area for decades.”
Press release, March 25, 2014; Image: Siemens