Global wind leader joins Team Humber Marine Alliance

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 28 Nov 2018

Team Humber Marine Alliance has reached its 250 members milestone with the addition of Ørsted, as offshore wind hit a new generational high

The Danish giant operates three offshore wind farms from its base in Grimsby and is currently constructing Hornsea One and Hornsea Two off the Yorkshire coast. 

This week it has also announced how it is adding a further 20 per cent to its offshore wind target ambition for 2025, raising the bar to 15GW, up from 12GW.

Team Humber Marine Alliance, a not-for-profit business which represents the interests of the marine and offshore wind supply chain, is seen as the voice of the industry in the Humber and further afield. 

Team Humber chief executive Mark O'Reilly said that Ørsted had joined the organisation at a time when there was intense interest in the region from other areas of the world that were embarking on their offshore wind journey.

"They are seeking advice on how to ensure a robust supply chain and how we work together for the prosperity of our region," he said.

"The breadth of our membership has been key to this success and having such a high-profile business helping us mark our 250 milestone both adds to our credibility and provides great networking opportunities for our established membership."

Read more: Connecting local firms with major players in the offshore wind industry

Ørsted has been a regular feature of the annual conference held by the organisation. 

Emma Toulson, Ørsted's lead stakeholder advisor, said that Team Humber Marine Alliance played a vital role in connecting and mobilising the offshore wind supply chain as well as putting the region at the centre of offshore wind on a worldwide stage.

"Joining Team Humber will help us access local expertise and contribute to the region's ambitions," she said.

"We are looking forward to being part of this vibrant group of Humber businesses."

It was announced as records tumbled for generation across the UK, with 7GW surpassed for the first time as Storm Diana brought winds of up to 80mph. Together with onshore, 12GW of total wind generation was hit for a first time, just after 11am on Wednesday, November 28.  Offshore peaked at 1pm, with Grimsby's installed 1.4GW playing its part. 

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