Major blow to Humber region as factory plans relocated
SeAH wind has signed a binding agreement to relocate its planned £200-300m UK monopile factory to Teeside, it has been announced.
The move is a major blow to the unbuilt Able Marine Energy Park which was planned for the Humber Estuary.
According to reports, the decision was made due to a number of unspecified ‘business reasons’.
The plans would have created around 750 new jobs in the local area.
Now, Able Group has confirmed that plans to construct the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) will be “inevitably delayed” following SeAH’s decision to pull the plug on an agreement.
Peter Stephenson, Able’s Executive Chairman, said that the decision was “disappointing”.
He said: “The AMEP project needs to secure commitment from other key manufacturers.
“They, in turn, need to secure their own initial orders to justify their investment.”
Updates to follow.