Green Port Hull Impact Assessment

Green Port Hull Impact Assessment

An analysis of the socio-economic-environmental data resulting from Green Port Hull’s activity in the Hull and East Riding region, using Siemens Gamesa and ABP’s Blade Factory investment as a case study.

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A mixed methodology (quantitative and qualitative), using socio-economic-environmental baseline indicators, together with a detailed Green Port Hull (GPH) strand analysis, to develop a mechanism for assessing the impact of GPH on the region.

In January 2016, the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull was awarded a contract by Green Port Hull (GPH) to provide an economic, social and environmental impact assessment of the Siemens Gamesa and ABP investment with a view to investigating and advising on how to best sustain the growth of the renewables sector in the region.  A side objective of the project was to review GPH’s processes and achievements, the fundamental intention being to identify and improve the areas of weaknesses so that the original GPH objectives are not only met but surpassed, thereby creating the right business environment for Hull and the East Riding to become the go-to-place and a world leader for renewable energy.  

The main stakeholders of the Green Port Hull Impact Assessment (GIA) are: 

  • Green Port Hull (main client) consisting of members of Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Siemens Gamesa and ABP

Working closely with GPH and Siemens’ Suitability Director, a cross-disciplinary team was formed within the Logistics Institute, comprising of pre and post-doctoral researchers and professors in the fields of economics, geography, engineering and logistics, together with software development specialists responsible for the development and maintenance of the GIA website.

Discussion, feedback and recommendations are shared between project stakeholders on an ongoing basis in the monthly steering committee and quarterly advisory board.

While feedback and discussions are ongoing throughout the project, the expected outcome will, among other things, include the provision of a series of recommendations from the GIA research team at the Logistics Institute to help inform the decisions that GPH takes going forward, this will be especially important as GPH approaches the end of its funding. 

The story so far...

December 2010:

Formation of Green Port Hull

January 2011:

Siemens and Associated British Ports announce signing of Memorandum of Understanding

July 2011:

Electricity Market Reform sets out revised UK energy infrastructure

March 2014:

£310m investment confirmed

November 2014:

Construction Phase begins on Alexandra Dock site

January 2016:

Operation and Maintenance Phase begins ahead of schedule

January 2017:

First installation vessels loaded

March 2019:

Planned end of GPGP funding

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Suppliers

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Aggregated regional value of the contracts awarded to each Siemens construction phase supplier, together with the location and tier of suppliers

Upskilling

Upskilling

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Individuals whose jobs have been safeguarded in the Hull and East Riding area as a result of upskilling in the engineering sector or attaining an additional accredited, certified qualification to enhance their employability

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