$700m UK wind hub plan crawls on

 The Able UK Marine Energy Park would cover 320 hectares

The Able UK Marine Energy Park would cover 320 hectares

Backers of a planned offshore wind support hub in northeast England took comfort today when the UK government said it is “minded” to approve plans for the facility – although a final OK remains tantalisingly elusive.

UK transport minister Norman Baker said planning inspectors had recommended granting consent to the £450m ($695m) Able UK Marine Energy Park on 320 hectares on the south bank of the river Humber.

Able hopes the development will attract companies involved in major offshore wind projects in the region.

The site is just across the water from the Alexandra dock site earmarked by Siemens for a potential UK offshore turbine plant.

There was continuing frustration for Able UK, however, which has already seen repeated delays to the process. Baker announced that Log in to read complete article.

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