Green Port Hull
The Green Port Hull vision is to establish Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire as a world class centre for renewable energy, creating wealth and employment for the region.
With its prime location close to the offshore wind opportunities in the North Sea, established infrastructure, knowledge, expertise and the capability to handle a diverse energy mix, the region is capitalising on its strengths.
These attributes are the reason that Siemens chose Hull as the location to build its world-class offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facilities that form the centrepiece of Green Port Hull. The Siemens investment is just the catalyst for the Green Port Hull vision, as well as offshore wind there are major opportunities in biofuels, waste to energy, solar, wave and tidal power generation.
The renewable energy sector will be the single biggest influence on the local economy for generations, creating thousands of new jobs along with a wealth of opportunity for local people and business.
Through the Green Port Growth Programme, £25.7m of RGF Funding has been secured for inward investment, skills & employment, business support, and research and development to ensure that local people and business gain maximum benefit from the renewable energy sector.