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Wind & Renewables

The Humber is generating more electricity from renewables than anywhere else in the UK.

On the East Coast we have access to over 400 offshore wind turbines. 3 of the world’s largest wind farms are on our doorstep and will attract between £75bn - £100bn of investment.

  • Ørsted is the world's leading offshore wind developer, investing £6bn in offshore wind in the Humber. Ørsted’s Hornsea projects will be the world’s largest offshore wind farms. Hornsea Project Two alone, once operational in 2022, will produce enough green energy to power 1.3m homes.
  • Singleton Birch has its own Anaerobic Digestion facility at its Melton Ross Lime works which generates 40% of the site’s power consumption.
  • Rix Renewables offers a set of integrated services to offshore wind developers and O&Ms.
  • A £170m waste-to-energy plant is being proposed for Immingham by developer North Beck Energy.
  • Solar 21 has constructed a £40m 22MW biomass plant.
  • Greenergy, Europe’s largest biofuel from waste facility, manufactures biodiesel entirely from waste cooking oils and fatty acids from food manufacturers. It produces biodiesel at its Immingham plant at a capacity of up to 200,000 tonnes per year, contributing to around 25% of biofuels consumed in the UK.
  • The proposed Great Coates Renewable Energy Centre once operational will produce the equivalent annual electricity consumption of approximately 29,000 homes.
  • Drax is the UK’s biggest power producer and the largest decarbonisation project in Europe. Drax converted half of its six generating units to burn wood pellets instead of coal, with a fourth to follow.
  • Y-Pellets’ £10m first of its kind wood pellet production facility in Goole will revolutionise the UK’s biomass market.
  • CPL, the largest domestic fuel producer in Europe, have invested £4m in commercialising technology to produce solid fuels in hours. The new facility will add manufacturing capability to the Immingham dock side.
  • VPI is one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Europe, capable of generating 1,240MW and up to 930 tonnes of steam per hour.
  • The £200m Energy Works plant is the largest privately-funded power station of its kind; once operational it will power 43,000 homes.
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