Existing facilities - marine energy

Marine energy 

The port has firmly established itself as a support centre for the offshore wind industry by attracting major customers including Dong, Eon, Masdar (London Array), Vattenfall (Thanet Offshore Wind and Kentish Flats), Vestas and Siemens Wind Power.

Its strategic location close to current and planned offshore renewables sites in the Thames Estuary and the North Sea (see map opposite) has been recognised by major wind industry players, who have made long-term commitments to the port by establishing operating and maintenance support bases.

This has enabled the port to invest and also sparked the growth of onshore supply chain busines s opportunities – and therefore training and employment – regionally.