UK government backs supergrid

UK: The UK government has backed plans to explore an offshore supergrid linking projects in the North, Baltic and Irish Seas at the UK-Baltic-Nordic Summit in London.

Ministers will work with the Baltic Energy Interconnection Plan
Ministers will work with the Baltic Energy Interconnection Plan

Energy ministers will work together through the North Seas Offshore Grid initiative to try to create the right framework for industry to invest in future projects.

It includes the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Norway and Belgium.

The group will work with the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan, launched to work on the interconnection of the Baltic Sea region.

UK ministers also welcomed Siemens’ plans to build an offshore wind turbine manufacturing and export plant in Hull in northern England.

The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Associated British Ports (ABP) to develop the facility at ABP’s proposed Green Port Hull development at Alexandra Dock.

They intend to reach definitive agreements later this year.

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