Ørsted’s East Coast Hub Operations and Maintenance facility in Grimsby
Community benefits of offshore wind
It is not just businesses that benefits from offshore wind. The communities in which we operate our 12 offshore wind farms play a vital role in helping us realise our ambition to create a world that runs entirely on green energy and we want to have a positive impact on those communities. This is why we have established three Community Benefit Funds (CBF) to support local groups and organisations.
Our three funds have awarded over £4 million pounds to more than 100 projects in various categories on the East and West coast of the UK from the arts, community activities and services, education and skills, nature conservation parks and open spaces to play facilities, sport and more.
The communities in which we operate are also home to our offices, which are helping to regenerate the surrounding areas. Our newly opened East Coast Hub in Grimsby is a state-of-the-art offshore wind Operations and Maintenance Centre which employs 350 members of staff, with 83% of its 350 employees living within an hour’s distance of the site. It has become a game changing industry first, raising the bar for the way we maintain offshore wind farms.
The people of Grimsby explain how offshore wind is transforming their town.
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