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Simon Brett

Project Manager, Port of Hull, Associated British Ports, Hull, United Kingdom

Offshore Wind at the Port of Hull, a renewables based re-generation

Green Port Hull is a partnership between the public and private sectors, centred upon the City Region of Kingston upon Hull, covering the areas on Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire in England, part of the United Kingdom.
The largest single development within the Green Port area, has been the joint development of the UK’s first manufacturing, pre-assembly and installation facility at the Port of Hull. The £310m development by Associated British Ports and SiemensGamesa was fully opened in 2017, and has supported the installation of a number of offshore wind farms in the North Sea, off of the East Coast of England.
The presentation will outline the work that has taken place since 2010 to convert this once derelict port land into the UK’s prime facility for offshore wind activity, and thus contributing towards the UK’s changing energy policy as it contributes towards global climate change targets.


Simon joined Associated British Ports in 1991 after graduating from Cardiff University.  He has held various Senior Management roles at their operational sites in Immingham, Southampton, South Wales, and Hull.
Simon was appointed Project Manager for Green Port Hull in 2013, and had the responsibility of delivering the port infrastructure for the UK’s first offshore wind manufacturing and load out facility.  The terminal, which cost £310m, was completed in early 2017, and has already successfully loaded out new wind farm projects in the North Sea.