Strabag signals Able Marine Energy Park investment

UK: Austrian construction company Strabag named Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP), in the Humber, England, as its preferred site to build its gravity-based foundations for offshore wind.

Able Marine Energy Park

Strabag Offshore Wind signed a memorandum of understanding with AMEP, which the government has indicated it is minded to approve.

In August, then transport minister Norman Baker said that the decision on whether plans for the £450 million (EUR 540 million) AMEP can go ahead would be made by 18 December, following two previous delays.

AMEP is in one of the UK’s largest enterprise zones, which are places where businesses are offered incentives to be located there.

It covers 906 acres on the Humber’s south bank and is intended to become a key port for the manufacture, assembly and deployment of offshore wind, serving the UK’s Round 3 projects.

It will generate around 4,000 jobs, with Strabag’s investment providing up to 500 jobs.

Able Marine Energy Park is part of the Able Humber Port development, which covers 2,135 acres.