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ABPmer to prepare environmental statement for Green Port Hull

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) has been commissioned to prepare the marine elements of an environmental statement in support of Associated British Ports’ (ABP) proposed Green Port Hull development at Alexandra Dock, Port of Hull. This follows the announcement in January that Siemens has selected Hull as the preferred location for a new offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility. ABPmer will be working with URS/Scott Wilson to complete the full environmental statement for submission summer 2011.

Green Port Hull marks the start of delivering the Humber Green Economy Gateway Strategy. The port has an existing planning approval for the development of a 600m riverside berth at Alexandra Dock that, subject to consent for amendments, will be incorporated into ABP/Siemens development. Green Port Hull is within an existing port complex and is directly adjacent to a natural deep water channel so is perfectly positioned for the receipt of raw materials, components, pre-assembly and dispatch of Siemens’ wind turbines out to sea.

Bill Cooper, Managing Director at ABPmer said, "We are delighted to be working on such an exciting port development for our parent company. ABPmer has 60 years port-related research and consultancy practice and understands that successful design and operation of ports is dependent on understanding both the marine environment and operational requirements.

"ABPmer has been supporting the renewable energy sector in gaining offshore wind marine consents for over a decade. The Green Port Hull project finds us assisting the sector further in securing a waterside site for UK turbine manufacture, close to three of the largest UK offshore zones."

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) is a leading provider of ports consultancy services that enjoys a unique position as a result of its technical capabilities, experience, and the nature of its parent company, Associated British Ports, which owns and operates 21 UK ports. In addition to providing hydraulic design and environmental services to ports and harbours, ABPmer provides specialist consultancy and research support to government departments, consulting engineers and other marine industries in the UK and overseas.

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