DONG Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which could see a new major operational hub for DONG Energy at the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) for the construction and installation of offshore wind farms.
Able Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson described this as “a major leap forward for both the Able Marine Energy Park and the ambitions to establish the Humber as a world-class centre for renewable energy technology.”
Head of Strategic Supply Chain for DONG Energy, Joachim Steenstrup said: ”Able Marine Park is very close to what you would come up with, if you had to do a painting of the optimal cluster for the renewables industry on a blank canvas…close to the sea with abundant quayside and adjoining land to manufacturer, assemble, and store goods.
“We certainly subscribe to the fact that it truly is the ‘big space in the right place’ and we do not underestimate the commitment already demonstrated by ABLE. In our dialogue with ABLE, it has also become clear that we share the same thoughts on reducing cost of electricity from renewables by creating a sizeable hub with multiple suppliers.”
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. With 6,500 employees it is engaged in exploring and producing oil and gas, developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms and power stations, and providing energy to residential and business customers.