Humber to host £12m low carbon innovation centre

It aims to help drive innovation through collaboration with SMEs in sectors, including offshore wind

Humber to host £2m offshore wind centre of excellence

The Humber region is to host a new £2 million centre for offshore wind operations and maintenance. It will be based at the University of Hull, with its researchers working alongside the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s innovation team. The five-year partnership will see a series of research and innovation projects developed to improve the […]

DONG withdraws from planned energy park

DONG Energy has withdrawn from a planned marine energy park in the UK. The wind giant was expected to use the park on the Humber estuary as a port facility for its offshore wind operations but said it no longer believed the scheme was cost effective. DONG Energy were meant to be the “anchor investor”, […]

National Grid awards £150m gas pipeline contract

A £150 million contract for a gas pipeline project has been awarded by National Grid. As part of a joint venture, Skanska, PORR and A.Hak will design and build a replacement high pressure gas pipeline within a tunnel, underneath the River Humber from Paull to Goxhill. The three-year project will replace the existing pipeline which […]

New national wind energy college seeks experts

A new National College for Wind Energy is calling on industry experts interested in becoming a skills provider. Plans to establish the college was announced last year, with the Humber Region chosen as the headquarters. It aims to help the UK close the skills gap, enabling young people to gain professional qualifications. The Humber Local […]

Mind-blowing lessons in wind energy

A new college that will train thousands of young people for the wind industry has been announced. The National College for Wind Energy is aimed at helping the UK close the skills and productivity gaps, enabling young people to gain professional qualifications up to postgraduate level. It will be headquartered in the Humber Region, which […]

Green light for £450m marine energy park

A major £450 million marine energy park in northern England was finally given the go-ahead by the Government yesterday. Located on the south bank of the Humber, the Able Marine Energy Park (pictured) will include facilities for the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies and is expected to create 4,000 jobs. Able UK […]

Humber Ports £100m revamp to boost Drax biomass

Three ports in the Humber region which will supply woodchips for Drax’s new biomass plant are splashing out £100million to cope with the new fuel source. The tide of new investment will see the Ports of Hull, Goole and Immingham upgraded to handle millions of tonnes of wood pellet shipments, the Associated British Ports (ABP) […]

Hull tidal device will power aquarium and business centre

A 20 metre-long tidal power device named after the Roman god of the sea is now installed in Hull. The Neptune Proteus in the Humber estuary will provide electricity to an aquarium and business centre called The Deep. Colin Brown, chief executive of The Deep said: “There is increasing collaboration in the region to ensure […]