Hull really is a UK leader in the Renewable energy with Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm just off the coast, we are perfectly placed for this growing industry as UK content becomes ever more important.
We are home to Siemens Gamesa who already employ 1000 local people and are growing. They have invested significantly over recent years, keeping apace as the industry develops and now doubling the size of their facility to manufacture the next generation of offshore wind turbine blade. Future proofing operations and enhancing the longevity of the industry in the area is testament to the company’s commitment to the city. Suppliers and sub-contractors also operate around the port supporting the operations such as A2Sea and ALE.
Significant developments in hydrogen production are also underway to the east of the city with Equinor developing facilities to produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage (CCS).
We are also home to one of the largest energy from waste plants in the UK that will produce enough energy to power 43,000 homes and recycle 250,000 tonnes of waste per annum.
The University combines academic expertise with energy industry know how at the Aura Innovation Centre where businesses can access innovation and collaboration support. A dedicated masters programme provides essential knowledge for the industry, where 27,000 new jobs are expected by 2030.
Plans for the Yorkshire Energy Park, creating 4,000 jobs and providing low cost energy, business park and other developments are in the pipeline. Leading energy supplier E.ON, Asanti Datacentres, L&G Investment Management, SSE Utilities, BYD, Dell, WMG and local education provider Hull College, have already announced their support for the energy park plans.