North East Lincolnshire has emerged as a key player in the renewable energy revolution with potential to become the UK capital of the offshore wind industry. Our vision is that by 2032, North East Lincolnshire will be nationally and internationally recognised as the UK’s leading region for low-carbon energy and the UK capital of the renewable energy industry.
North East Lincolnshire is the closest location to the existing and planned wind farms in the Southern North Sea.
Grimsby is very much front and centre in supporting the wind farms having grown up to support this new and exciting industry from a strong maritime heritage. Investments in offshore wind began around 2011 with the Lynn and Inner Dowsing windfarms and the area continues to grow as further projects are developed. Siemens, Centrica, Eon and Ørsted as owner / operators have committed to a long term future at the Port of Grimsby and with them driving a supply chain of major manufacturers and component suppliers, support services and vessels.
The Grimsby Renewables Partnership was established by a group of local businesses which anticipated the offshore wind market arriving to the area seven years ago. By gathering as one voice for the area it would have a greater impact for attracting new investment and providing new opportunities in the supply chain for local business. They were right, today, the Partnership has around 100 local businesses registered, growing month on month, regularly attending events for just this purpose.