Ørsted backs offshore wind advocate Team Humber as milestone is marked

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Left to right: Emma Toulson, Mark O’Reilly, Lauren Little, Jason Ledden.

Team Humber Marine Alliance has reached its 250 members milestone with the addition of Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind.

Ørsted operates three offshore wind farms from its base in Grimsby and is currently constructing Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2 off the Yorkshire coast.

Team Humber Marine Alliance, a not-for-profit business which represents the interests of the marine and offshore wind supply chain, is seen as the voice of the industry in the Humber and further afield.

Team Humber CEO Mark O’Reilly said that Ørsted had joined the organisation at a time when there was intense interest in the Humber region from other areas of the world that were embarking on their offshore wind journey.

“They are seeking advice on how to ensure a robust supply chain and how we work together for the prosperity of our region.

“The breadth of our membership has been key to this success and having such a high-profile business helping us mark our 250 milestone both adds to our credibility and provides great networking opportunities for our established membership.”

Emma Toulson, Ørsted’s lead stakeholder advisor, said that Team Humber Marine Alliance played a vital role in connecting and mobilising the offshore wind supply chain as well as putting the region at the centre of offshore wind on a worldwide stage.

“Joining Team Humber will help us access local expertise and contribute to the region’s ambitions,” she said.

“We are looking forward to being part of this vibrant group of Humber businesses.”

Ørsted is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5,600 people, including more than 900 in the UK where it has 11 operational offshore wind farms with total capacity of 3,721 megawatts.

Hornsea 1 will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world when operational in 2020, with Hornsea 2 taking over this title when it becomes operational in 2022. Hornsea 1 alone will be capable of supplying renewable electricity to well over one million homes.

Team Humber Marine Alliance became a not-for-profit business in 2010. It works in support of the skills and expertise of its membership, promoting it regionally, nationally and globally and generating opportunities.

It collaborates with other organisations in the Humber to promote the region as a global centre of expertise in offshore wind.