Velocys, a UK renewable fuels company, has secured the option to acquire a site near Immingham on our Humber Enterprise Zone, where it plans to develop the country’s first commercial scale waste-to-jet-fuel project.
Another potential major boost for the local economy and the ‘Energy Estuary’, the site of approximately 80 acres near Immingham, would generate hundreds of local jobs during the construction phase.
Once complete this would be between 50 and 100 direct full-time jobs.
Development of the site is subject to planning consent; the formal planning
The Humber is marketed as the ‘Energy Estuary’ for good reason. Home to a large number of energy producers and manufacturers of fuels, the Humber continues to attract investors in the energy sector.
A third of the country’s coal is imported through our ports, a fifth of the natural gas and we produce 20% of the UK’s power. With energy on tap the area is equally attractive to large energy users particularly in the process, manufacturing and chemical sectors.
Built on a
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched four new calls for projects for potential future funding.
The LEP is seeking to refresh its pipeline of future projects, as well as identify potential projects that might be brought forward for funding.
The LEP is inviting organisations to put forward their proposals for projects that cover:
Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space
Infrastructure and housing, including transport, regeneration, site preparations and flood defences
Skills capital, refurbishment and enhancement
Energy projects contributing to the delivery of wider
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) this morning launched its Blueprint for a Humber Industrial Strategy at a major Business Week event attended by leaders from business, councils and education.
The document kicks off the region’s bid to build on the progress it has made as the Energy Estuary over recent years, as it seeks to attract new investment in low carbon industries and support existing industries to reduce their emissions and become more efficient.
“Clean growth” is one of the four
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the development of a new plan for the next phase of growing the UK’s Energy Estuary.
The new Industrial Strategy for the Humber will map out how the region will build on its position as the centre of the UK’s offshore wind industry, and back industrial sectors around the region to grow and become more productive.
The LEP believes that the Humber can play a leading part in responding to the “Clean Growth” Grand
Her Majesty is shown one of the Greenpower cars at Siemens, Hull.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) along with Airco and a number of key partners are supporting Greenpower Education Trust, to deliver a project to aid young people in gaining an interest in engineering.
Funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company and Siemens Gamesa the project gained national coverage when a handful of students participating in the project had the chance to meet the Queen, upon Her Majesty’s visit
A £2 million collaboration between the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Hull will see the launch of an offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Centre of Excellence in the Humber region.
The five-year partnership will see a series of research and innovation projects developed to improve the way that offshore wind farms are operated and maintained, building on the region’s energy heritage, location and experience of servicing UK offshore wind farms.
Chris Hill, ORE Catapult’s Operational Performance Director,
Two offshore wind projects out of the Humber Estuary have today been granted subsidy support. Triton Knoll and Hornsea Project Two have both won Contracts for Difference to generate green energy in a multi-billion pound wind farm windfall for the area and the industry.
Hornsea will be the fourth offshore wind farm from DONG Energy in the Southern North Sea and will be operated from Grimsby. It will deliver 1,386 MW of new capacity supplying around 1.3 million homes with renewable power
Lord Haskins (left) takes a tour of the £200m Energy Works power plant currently under construction in Hull.
Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was part of a special access visit hosted by Spencer Group to Ron Dearing UTC and Energy Works, two of Hull’s most significant developments.
Those in attendance alongside Lord Haskins included Alan Johnson, former Hull West and Hessle MP, who championed the cause of establishing Hull’s first UTC, Finbarr Dowling, former Hull Project Director for another UTC Founding
The Humber LEP hosted a Parliamentary Reception at Westminster earlier today, in partnership with Humber business organisations Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.
The Reception, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, gathered political leaders and local authorities from the Humber region, alongside national Government and current and potential investors, including Andrew Percy MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse.
Stephen Savage, Vice Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership said:
“The aim of today’s Parliamentary Reception was
The Humber LEP is hosting a Parliamentary Reception on 31st January, in partnership with Humber business organisations including Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.
The event, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, aims to bring together political leaders and investors from the Humber region with national Government and influencers from across the Northern Powerhouse to celebrate the Humber’s success in attracting more that £1bn private sector investment and to explore the region’s contribution to
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed today’s news that development consent for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm’s electrical system has been granted, meaning that the project is now fully consented..
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “This is a very welcome step forward on another large energy infrastructure project taking place close to the Humber, creating the potential for more jobs and investment on the Energy Estuary. We look forward to continuing to work with the Triton Knoll
“The ‘Strategic Review of UK East Coast Staging and Construction Facilities’ appears to indicate that sufficient capacity exists for the manufacture of anticipated facility requirements.
The Humber has established three key locations for engagement in offshore wind development. The first, Greenport Hull, is progressing well and will shortly commence the manufacture of blades. The second, Grimsby, is heavily engaged in the maintenance of the expanding wind energy facilities in the North Sea. However, the third site, AMEP at Killingholme, will be
“We are committed to improving the economic success of the Humber and hence the UK, and will lead in ensuring that government are aware of the issues concerning the Humber and Humber businesses. We will be working with our partners over the coming weeks and months to understand the issues and using our links with Government to ensure these are fed in and are taken account of in the decisions they make. We want to hear feedback on problems, and indeed opportunities, as
The Humber Enterprise Zone, already the UK’s largest enterprise zone (EZ), is to more than double in size, expanding to include additional employment land in all four areas of the region following a successful bid by the Humber LEP and local authorities.
The Chancellor set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement the creation of 26 new or extended Enterprise Zones.
The Humber LEP worked with its local authority partners, and in consultation with neighbouring LEPs, to identify packages of land