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Humber ‘offers offshore blueprint’

Estimated £22bn is to be invested in the region over the next five years

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Humberside can provide a model for offshore wind developments globally, according to Team Humber Marine Alliance chief executive Mark O'Reilly.

Speaking at the fifth OWC17 event today, O'Reilly said the region could “become a blueprint for other areas of the world”.

He added that an estimated £22bn is to be invested in the region over the next five years.

O'Reilly said much of the investment would be tied to current and future projects, including Dudgeon, Race Bank, Hornsea 1 and 2 as well as Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore developments.

On 3 May, a 24-strong US delegation from New Bedford in Massachusetts signed a “sister-city” agreement with Grimsby and put pen to paper on a strategic partnership agreement with Team Humber Marine Alliance.

New Bedford mayor Jon Mitchel said the US city and Humber region had much in common, sharing a long history of fishing and a potential to leverage geographical advantages when it comes to offshore wind.

“We are starting to engage in a relationship that will pay dividends in the long-run,” Mitchel said.

Image: Port of Grimsby (ABP)

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