The Humber is set to be at the heart of the UK’s Renewable Energy industry.
Its geographical position means that it is ideal to provide the infrastructure for the planned North Sea offshore wind farms. In addition, it is home to innovative tidal and wave technology, investment in biomass and top-level research into carbon capture and utilisation due to its proximity to important power stations that meet much off the UK’s electricity demands.
The recent announcement that Siemens is to locate its £80m wind turbine manufacturing facility in Hull has created great excitement amongst specialist business in the direct supply chain, many of which are members of Team Humber Marine Alliance and the Renewables Network.
The World Trade Centre is working with these organisations to maximise the potential opportunities for the region’s business in direct relation to offshore wind farms as well as developing opportunities in other renewable energy sources.
In addition to co-hosting renewable energy educational and networking events, World Trade Centre Hull & Humber is providing business incubation space with the associated renewable energy business expertise, for local small businesses and start-ups and also for international renewable energy companies wishing to have a new base in the Humber.
The Humber has the potential to lead the UK’s new energy economy and the World Trade Centre aims to become a hub for businesses operating in the sector.