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Associated British Ports to showcase sector leading experience at Offshore Wind Connections conference 2024

Associated British Ports (ABP) is pleased to announce its participation as a Gold Sponsor at the Offshore Wind Connections 2024 (OWC2024) conference and exhibition, taking place on May 1st – 2nd at the Doubletree by Hilton, Hull.

Celebrating its eleventh year, OWC2024 has established itself as one of the premier events in the UK offshore wind industry.

With over three decades of experience in serving the UK’s offshore energy sector, ABP has continually evolved its offerings, developing cutting-edge facilities and tailored services to address every facet of offshore wind development, maintenance, and operation. Our ports have installed over 500 turbines and provide support to over 7GW of offshore wind – over half of the UK total. As a testament to its commitment, ABP has invested over £300 million in collaboration with its partners to foster the expansion of offshore wind capabilities and has ambitious plans to invest significantly more in future developments serving both fixed bottom and floating wind projects.

“We are thrilled to participate in OWC2024 as a Gold Sponsor,” said Andy Reay, Head of Offshore Wind at ABP. “This event provides an invaluable platform for industry leaders to collaborate, share insights, and chart the course for the future of offshore wind. ABP remains steadfast in our commitment to be a leader in driving sustainable growth and innovation. We look forward to engaging with fellow stakeholders at this great event as we strive together to deliver not just a decarbonised energy system but the UK jobs and prosperity that should accompany it.”

Aligned with its vision for a greener, cleaner economy, ABP has outlined ambitious plans within its sustainability strategy, ‘Ready for Tomorrow’, committing to approximately £1.4 billion in investments towards infrastructure and facilities that support customers embarking on the energy transition journey. The strategy also includes an additional £600 million of projected investment for decarbonising ABP’s own operations and facilities.

Members of ABP’s Commercial Team will be available at stand 42 throughout the conference to provide further information and insights into ABP’s offerings and contributions to the offshore wind sector.



For more information please contact:

Jessica Charlton
Communications Advisor
ABP Humber
Tel: 07850 023775
Email: hellojesscharlton@icloud.com

About ABP Humber

The four ports of Grimsby, Immingham, Hull, and Goole handle more than 58 million tonnes of cargo between them each year worth approximately £75 billion.

The Humber ports support 34,900 jobs in the region and contributes £2.5 billion to the UK economy each year.

With 364 hectares of development land available across the Humber, the company recently launched their new property website https://property.abports.co.uk/.

Grimsby, Immingham, Hull, and Goole form the UK’s busiest trading gateway and move around 61 million tonnes of cargo per annum.

At the close of 2020 50 million has been invested in the Humber Container Terminal. Both the Ports of Immingham and Hull have new state-of-the-art container handling facilities and storage.

More than £130 million has been invested in Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal, the specialist biomass handling terminal, in a Humber-wide agreement with Drax Power Ltd that has seen a further £25 million invested in a biomass handling facility in Hull.

The Port of Hull handles 10 million tonnes of cargo per annum and is the focal point for the development of the UK’s largest offshore wind turbine manufacturing, construction, assembly, and service facility, Green Port Hull, which is located on the Port’s Alexandra Dock. This new facility represents a £310 million investment and has created around 1000 direct jobs.

The Grimsby River Terminal represents an investment of £26 million and allows large car-carrying ships to berth outside the port’s lock system. This development confirms the port’s position as one of the UK’s leading automotive handling facilities.

Each year, more than the equivalent of 1 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) containers is shipped through ABP Humber ports.

Goole is situated 50 miles upriver and is the UK’s premier inland port. It handles over one million tonnes of cargo annually.

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Introduction to ABP Humber

About ABP

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.

The company contributes £7.5 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 119,000 jobs. Our current investment programme promises to further increase our contribution to regional economies around the UK.


•Handles over 1.5 million vehicles every year

•Generates around one quarter of the UK’s rail freight