Associated British Ports – Green Port Hull

Overview:

This project involves the development of the port for the manufacture, storage and shipping of 6.0MW wind turbines for Siemens Wind Energy, and was the primary scheme for developing one of the first major renewables hub for the UK.

Having worked with the UK’s leading ports operator, Associated British Ports (ABP), for a number of years, Waldeck were delighted to be appointed on this exciting project in 2011. The Green Port Hull development is a turbine blade manufacturing assembly and servicing facility on the Alexandra Dock at the Port of Hull.

Waldeck’s involvement in the project which comprised marine piling for a new quay wall, three new berths and a 60 metre jetty, 54 hectares of heavy duty pavement, new utility supplies, listed building refurbishment and the £multi-million relocation of existing tenants to new premises, included significant 3rd party stakeholder management and the delivery of critical infrastructure services such as:

  • Project Management
  • Cost Management
  • Construction Management
  • Risk Management
  • Health and Safety Services
  • Programming
  • Dispute Mitigation

The Results:

Green Port Hull is ABP’s company’s flagship investment for over 20 years’ with the potential of providing over 20,000 jobs for the region and its supply chain. This is the primary scheme for developing one of the first major renewables hub for the UK and following the development of Green Port Hull, it is expected that many more complimentary businesses and supply chain operations will move to the area.

Finbarr Dowling, Siemens’ Hull Project Director, said: “With the first loadout and shipment from our newly-constructed harbour we now have the core elements of a globally-unique offshore wind power hub all operational.

“It’s exciting to see our vision to develop a world-class hub for wind power manufacturing and logistics becoming a reality, with blade production ramping up in the factory and the new harbour busy with pre-assembly and loadout work.”