Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and waves. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas, electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services.

The renewable sector is very closely linked with engineering, manufacturing and ports & logistic sectors.

4.3% of employment in the Humber is in

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What’s happening in the Humber

There are 15,700 employed in this sector in the Humber.

The links below are to companies which are currently developing the Renewable sector in the Humber Sub Region. The Renewwables Network is a private B2B network establised to assist members to enter the renewables sector energy market.

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The following links give examples to the range of companies operating in the area:

The Crown Estate (land owner of the seabed) website provides further information on windfarm developments in the North Sea

A Careers portal has been created on the Green Port Hull website providing potential applicants with
a clear view of Siemens future vacancies. A wide range of jobs in the blade factory, engineering and
managerial functions are listed, with details of the skills, experience and behaviours Siemens are
looking for.

Did You Know?

  • Our regions 20+ onshore wind farms provide power for 200,000 UK homes
  • 3 of the world’s largest wind farms are on our doorstep and form some of the largest engineering projects in the world
  • The Humber is No 1 in the UK for biofuel production
  • Green Port Hull Siemens has build the world’s most advanced wind turbine manufacturing and assembly facility in Hull
  • The scale of our energy industry means demand is high for engineering support and top talent
  • Building wind farms will constitute some of the largest construction projects in the world
  • Turbines will be made in the Humber which means a wider supply chain of manufacturers; repair and maintenance contractors will be located in the area which will lead to a cluster of renewable companies in the Humber
  • The Humber region is home to innovative tidal and wave technology

Will there be opportunities available?

  • This is a relatively new employment sector, but we are expecting to see significant growth as local authorities and companies work towards the governments’ targets of reducing carbon emissions and finding alternative sources of energy.
  • The Siemens facility is now operational and it is estimated when running to capacity will emply 1,000 staff in Hull on site as well as creating thousands of support roles within new and existing supply chain businesses.

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