Chamber visits Burbo Bank with DONG
DONG Energy took invited guests, including Chamber Chief Executive Dr Ian Kelly and International Trade Director Pauline Wade, out on a Mersey Ferry yesterday to look at their Burbo Bank wind farm.
At an earlier reception at the iconic Liver Building, Liverpool City Region Mayor Joe Anderson paid tribute to Brent Cheshire and his Dong team and their commitment to the Liverpool City Region.
At an earlier event, Finbarr Dowling, Humber Director for Siemens and Brent Cheshire from Dong Energy had highlighted how their partnership in the Mersey was now also looking east to the Humber (working on both banks) in what will be by far their biggest offshore wind farm partnership in the North Sea, the Hornsea project.
Hull & Humber Chamber Chief Executive Dr Ian Kelly said: “It was a pleasure to join Dong and Siemens at these events and to understand how Liverpool City Region have listened to these two key businesses needs in order to grow offshore wind inward investment. We will be looking to work more closely with Liverpool City region colleagues, but make no mistake about it, if we can overcome the wrinkles of local authority politics in the Humber, our Mersey colleagues were admitting to me they will soon be jealous of the huge scale of opportunity we have in the Humber if we can get it right going forward".