DONG Energy to build $13-26 million hub for UK offshore wind



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Reuters

Denmark’s DONG Energy (DENERG.CO) said on Thursday it would build a multi-million pound maintenance hub in Grimsby, northeast England, to provide services for its offshore wind operations.

The new facility would, subject to planning approval, be built at the town’s Royal Dock and provide maintenance support to the company’s wind farms in the region.

Britain is the world leader for installed offshore wind capacity, according to data from the Global Wind Energy Council, with 5 gigawatts of capacity in 2015, around 40 percent of global total.

“It represents a massive vote of confidence to the UK offshore wind industry and confirms our commitment to the Humber region where by 2019 we expect to have invested around 6 billion pounds,” Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s UK country chairman, said in a statement.