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Siemens go-ahead ‘strong message for Humber’ says Able

Able has today welcomed the news that Siemens is to go ahead with plans for facilities at Hull, describing it as ‘a strong and positive message that the Humber will be a world-class centre for the renewable energy industries.’

The company said the long-awaited announcement on the development at the proposed Green Port Hull, was a key element in the overall blueprint for establishing the ‘Energy Estuary’ along with its own development of the Able Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the river.

Said Able’s Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson “When the suggestions that Siemens may come to the Humber were announced over three years ago we welcomed it as a great vote of confidence in the potential of the Humber—and that still remains the case today.

“Of course things have moved on considerably since then—not least the Government’s approval for AMEP which, with over 900 acres and 1,279m of heavy duty deepwater quays, will provide the multi-user facility which can act as the catalyst for creating the ‘cluster’ of businesses, large and small, needed to exploit the opportunities for the manufacture, assembly and deployment of the equipment needed for the next generation of offshore turbines.”

NOTE FOR EDITORS: For further information please contact Peter Dodson, telephone 01642 353111/mobile 07753 910536

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