Dong Energy has been tipped to invest close to US$7.70 bn into a key renewables event being set up in Bridlington. Senior program director for Dong Energy, Klaus Skoust Møller, stated recently that they are proud to be a part of the current noteworthy growth of renewable energy usage in the area, and are happy to showcase the leadership of Humber in the renewables sector.
The wind energy giant, with two offshore wind farms already in operation across the East Coast, is expected to invest in the 2019 event. The company currently powers over 340,000 homes with wind energy, and has two more projects lined up for the future. Once the new Race Band and Hornsea Project One farms become operational, nearly 1.5 mn Hull homes are expected to be powered by wind energy. Hornsea Project One is expected to be the largest wind farm in the world, being constructed 120 kms away from the Yorkshire coast. The project is likely to enter the build phase in 2018, as Dong has revealed in their project delivery reports.
Diamond Sponsor for Offshore Wind Connections Conference 2017
Dong Energy has also recently been proclaimed as a diamond sponsor for OWC17 (Offshore Wind Connections 2017), by Team Humber Marine Alliance. The conference and exhibition will be held to shed light on the status of Humber as a leader in the renewables industry. OWC17 is generating a lot of backing from both estuary banks, while the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Triton Knoll have been announced as platinum sponsors. Klaus also stated that Dong Energy is completely committed to succeeding in their operations at Humber.
The renewables event will be held on the 3rd and 4th of May, 2017 and will be graced by speakers such as the chief executive of Renewable U.K., Hugh McNeal, the business development manager for Siem Offshore Contractors, Alex Gauntt, the head of business development at Siemens Wind Power, Ray Thompson, and the project director at Triton Knoll, James Cotter. The event will also include delegates from Offshoreenergy.dk and New Bedford, Massachusetts. The delegates are expected to withhold a memorandum of understanding with the Humber team in terms of collaborating over the coming years.