Council leader welcomes £75m Government cash boost for Killingholme offshore wind port

Council News
15:17, Thursday, 11th March 2021

The leader of North Lincolnshire Council has welcomed confirmation of the Government’s investment to build the Able Marine Energy Park on the River Humber.

The Government will invest up to £75m in the Killingholme based site in a move that puts North Lincolnshire at the heart of the Prime Minister’s plans for a green industrial revolution, bringing up to 3,000 jobs to the area.

Councillor Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This further demonstrates the confidence in North Lincolnshire’s plans and is a clear commitment from government for levelling up in the north. This development directly create even more well-paid, highly-skilled jobs and drive further investment into the area.

“We have the skills and experience, and we are perfectly positioned as part of the development of this world-leading industry. The people of North Lincolnshire will benefit from this for many years to come.”

The construction of the new port will create new opportunities for the Humber to lead the world in new industrial sectors and low carbon technologies, significantly growing the UK’s offshore wind manufacturing supply chain.

The funding is the latest in a long line of Government investment to further grow North Lincolnshire’s economy, with cash also being injected to transform the heart of the Scunthorpe town centre.

Find out more about more about North Lincolnshire’s crucial role in the UK energy industry on the Government website.