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Plans for Marine Energy Park in UK

Able UK has revealed a £400 million plan for a Marine Energy Park on the South Bank of the Humber in the UK.

The Marine Energy Park includes the construction of quayside facilities purpose-built for the construction and installation of wind turbines, and the development of biomass energy generation.

The Able marine energy projects could deliver around 10,000 on-site jobs with a further 17,000 in North Lincolnshire and the wider region.

Able UK Founder and Executive Chairman, Peter Stephenson, says: “Our plans envisage new quays 1,630 m long, specifically tailored to the needs of the wind turbine offshore companies with whom we have been in detailed discussion in drawing up our proposals.

“The potential demand is huge – for instance the three offshore wind areas of Dogger, Bank, Hornsea and Norfolk Bank will require around 5000 turbines to deliver their full capacity. If these are to be delivered by 2020, and shipping starts in 2015, it will require 19 to be shipped each and every week. What’s more comparisons demonstrate that the costs of delivering from AHP will be significantly lower than other parts of the UK and Europe.

“Alongside the wind turbine operations there is the potential for the development of a biomass power plant, capable of supplying electricity for half a million homes—and, of course, we will be able to bring in the fuel supplies for the plant via the quay facilities.”

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