By Amy MacDonnell on 04 October 2018
Delegates at the Energy Institute’s Annual Conference were amongst the first to receive Marketing Humber’s new “UK’s Energy Estuary” Map at its official launch, 5 years on since the first edition.
The Energy Institute Conference brought together key representatives from across the region to hear about the work being driven forward within the sector from a number of key note speakers including; Orsted, Centrica Storage and Integrated Green Energy Solutions. The conference took the opportunity to discuss the Humber High Energy Intensive Industry Cluster Study recently undertaken in the region. David Talbot, Chair of the Humber Branch of the Energy Institute and Chief Executive of CATCH welcomed the revision of the UK’s Energy Estuary Map.
‘CATCH and the Energy Institute were really pleased to be able to showcase the relaunch of the Marketing Humber’s Energy Estuary map at their first joint Energy Conference. The Humber region is an exciting place to be at the moment with a huge amount of interest in the energy network. As can be seen from the map, the Humber produces a third of the UK’s refined fuel, one sixth of the UK’s electricity generation and is home to the UK’s second largest chemical cluster, so we need to be shouting louder about what we do and what we can do! This map is a fantastic interpretation and representation of the Energy Estuary and we now need to make sure that it gets distributed globally to get the message out.’
The “UK’s Energy Estuary” map demonstrates how the Humber is powering UK economy, and has been doing for decades. Being home to 5 power stations, 2 major oil refineries, 20+ onshore windfarms, landing 1/5 of the UK’s gas imports and providing access to over 400 offshore wind turbines; all of which employs 17,000 across the sector.
The Humber has already seen £7bn worth of investment in its offshore windfarms; a further £75bn is being anticipated through the attraction on having 3 of the world’s largest offshore wind farms on its doorstep.
Diana Taylor, Managing Director Marketing Humber Bondholders added
‘We have a big story to tell here in the Humber, as a region of national and international significance. The launch of the newly revised map is an informative and engaging reminder of the role the Humber plays for the UK economy.
Since the map was first launched in 2015, it has been deemed as one of our most popular resources. However a lot has happened, a lot of investment and innovation has been achieved over the past five years across the region and our regional map must reflect this.
The UK’s Energy Estuary map will be used to promote our region both nationally and internationally to influence customers, shareholders and investors of our region. We were delighted to launch the map at the Energy Institute’s Annual Conference to a network of key representatives from across the Humber.’
The creation of the ‘Energy Estuary’ map is a joint venture between Marketing Humber, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and supported by Greenport Hull. The collaboration between the Humber LEP and Marketing Humber will deliver a range of marketing resources and tools to promote the Humber region to a national and international audience. Later this year the joint venture will see the launch of InvestHumber; a new website targeted at potential investors to the region. To complement this offer, Marketing Humber are producing a range of regional maps to target the regions key sectors including the revision of the Food and Drink map, and a brand new Ports, Logistics and Shipping map.
If you would like any further information, or would like to request copies of the UK’s Energy Estuary map, please contact Marketing Humber at firstname.lastname@example.org.