Freeport East Harwich is part of Hutchison Ports Harwich International, one of the UK’s leading multi-purpose freight and passenger ports with excellent road and rail across the UK. It is ideally located for North Sea freight and passenger traffic to and from Europe, offering first class ro-ro, ferry, general cargo, and bulk operations. Harwich International has acted as a base for offshore wind farm construction as well as support services for the offshore renewable energy industry.

Freeport East Harwich offers an ideal location for the development of a green energy hub. It will support large-scale manufacturing of offshore wind turbines and components, in particular, turbine towers, nacelles, monopile and jacket foundations and substations.

Energy from local offshore wind and new nuclear sources will drive the development of a Green Hydrogen Hub in the Freeport utilising the existing mass of road, rail, and maritime freight movements at the ports to deploy an effective and influential hydrogen programme for uses across the freight sector.

The presence of new nuclear power stations at Sizewell and Bradwell will enable the Freeport to become a centre of technical excellence for the wider energy industry and support technological innovation that can be exported around the world.

Early investment opportunities and our proposed phased approach could see 45 acres of development land made immediately available for offshore wind manufacturers with the initial phase of construction of Freeport East Harwich and associated facilities ready to support delivery by 2023.

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