Able plans massive offshore hub in UK's Humber estuary

Port operator Able UK is planning a massive development in the Humber estuary, northeast England, to attract offshore wind companies. It expects the project to dwarf its facilities at Bremerhaven, Germany.

Able, which is owned by British businessman Peter Stephenson, is developing a huge area on the south Humber Bank, downstream from the Alexandra dock site where Siemens and Associated British Ports plan to develop manufacturing facilities for the German company’s 6MW offshore turbine.

The plans are centred on the Able Marine Energy Park, which features a 1.3km-long berthing quay designed by German infrastructure company Hochtief, which has a load capacity of 20-60 tonnes per square metre.

Able’s development executive, David Shepherd, says: “Alexandra dock, Sheerness Log in to read complete article.

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