Ørsted welcomes Northern Powerhouse Minister as new Grimsby Town Deal plans announced

Ørsted today welcomed Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry MP to its East Coast Hub in Grimsby as new plans for the Town Deal were announced.

After a discussion with local councillors, MPs and other involved parties, Darren Ramshaw, Head of East Coast Operations at Ørsted gave Mr Berry MP a tour around the state-of-the-art operations and maintenance facility.

Ørsted employs around 350 people at the new site, which recently benefitted from a £10 million investment.

Darren said: “We’re extremely proud to be a part of the local leadership working in support of the Grimsby Town Deal. Ørsted has made a long term commitment to the area by building the world’s largest operations and maintenance site right here in Grimsby. With over 80% of our workforce living within an hour’s radius of the East Coast Hub, it’s extremely important to us that we support projects which will benefit our employees, and generations to come.

“Investing in young people in Grimsby is extremely important to us, and we already work with education charities and institutes within the area to inspire young people to study STEM[1] subjects, or to have a career in the growing offshore wind industry. It’s great to see these kind of commitments from Local Government and we are excited to see how they’ll benefit the people of Grimsby in years to come.”

Through its East Coast Community Fund, Ørsted has already invested nearly £10 million for community projects in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and North Norfolk.

For more information on the Grimsby Town Deal, please see the following link: https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/grimsby-regeneration-kickstarted-with-multi-million-pound-boost/ 


Ørsted in Grimsby

  • Ørsted has been investing in the Grimsby area for over nine years
  • It now has three operational wind farms off the Yorkshire Coast: Lincs, Westermost Rough and Race Bank, and a further two under construction, Hornsea One and Hornsea Two
  • Hornsea One will become the biggest offshore wind farm in the world when it is operational in 2020, until Hornsea Two becomes operational in 2022
  • Ørsted has shown its commitment to the local area by accepting a position on the Great Grimsby Partnership Board.
  • Locally supported STEM projects include ENTHUSE whose bursaries are available to all state-funded schools and colleges in the UK to help teachers and technicians attend world-class continuing professional development courses.

[1] Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

For more information, please contact:

Louise Thackwray
UK Media Relations Manager
loeth@orsted.co.uk
+44 (0) 7979 165849