Offshore wind O&M
Grimsby has been home to offshore wind since the Lynn & Inner Dowsing wind farms began construction in 2006. That first installation was officially opened in 2008 and has been followed by a huge expansion in the number and scale of wind farms using Grimsby as a base for operations and maintenance. This massive growth means that Grimsby is now the heart of O&M for offshore wind with 5GW installed power by 2022.
The offshore wind supply chain is big and growing.
Wind farm statistics
|Lynn & Inner Dowsing||2008||Siemens 3.6-107||54||194|
|Westermost Rough||2015||Siemens 6.0-154||30||210|
|Humber Gateway||2015||MHI Vestas V112 3.0||73||219|
|Race Bank||2018||Siemens 6.0-154||91||573|
|Hornsea 1||due 2020||Siemens 7MW||174||1200|
|Triton Knoll||due 2022||MHI Vestas V164-9.5||90||857|
|Hornsea 2||due 2022||Siemens 8MW||165||1400|
Leading the way with smart charging of electric vehicles is myenergi. They are a rapidly expanding and innovative company from the the Humber, soon to move into their new head office and manufacturing base in Stallingborough.
Hydrogen is referred to as a different colour depending on its source:
- Brown – made from coal or more recently from waste to energy incinerators
- Grey – made from natural gas
- Blue – grey hydrogen plus Carbon Capture and Storage
- Green – made from water using renewable sources of electricity to drive hydrolysis
Hydrogen projects in the Humber include
Gigastack – a green hydrogen project, taking the output from Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm. Project partners are Ørsted, Phillips 66, ITM Power and Element Energy.
H2HSaltend – a blue hydrogen project. The project is led by Equinor.