SJP Law ready to help businesses benefit from region’s renewable energy boom

SJP Law ready to help businesses benefit from region’s renewable energy boom

Today, energy giant Siemens has committed to invest £160 million building Britain's first wind farm manufacturing plants in Hull and Paull, making advanced turbine blades and generators for a new generation of offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

In addition to creating 1000 jobs, the project also opens up a number of potential opportunities for the region’s wider businesses community, as Claire Charman, Member at Hull-based renewable energy specialist lawyers, SJP Law, explains:

 “It is fantastic news that Siemens have committed to building these new plants, and there are a number of ways that businesses and landowners from across the region can benefit directly.

“We’re already helping clients to take advantage of the investment by negotiating agreements for access across their land, and for granting permissions for the laying of cables that will supply energy from the offshore wind farms to the national grid.

“In addition, there are also other opportunities for landowners – like setting aside land for 'habitat mitigation' to help offset the environmental impact of building of the new plants. “

SJP Law has a strong track record in the renewable energy sector, having been heavily involved in helping the region’s landowners and businesses to benefit from renewable energy projects across the Humber region and beyond for over 10 years.

In addition to providing expert legal advice and support to those looking to benefit from offshore wind, the firm also has extensive experience working on a full range of other renewable energy projects, including solar, biomass plants and onshore wind.

The Siemens announcement follows on from a series of positive news stories about the Humber region. Last weekend, Hull was named by The Sunday Times as one of the best cities to live in Britain, being described as being ‘full of hidden surprises” and as one of the UK’s ‘urban hubs’ where the cultural offering was ever-improving.

In November 2013, Hull was named as the UK City of Culture 2017, after beating 11 other cities to the right to hold the coveted title, in a move that is expected to bring significant outward investment to the city and wider region.

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Businesses and landowners looking for advice on how they can benefit from Siemens’ investment in the Humber Region, or with any aspect of renewable energy should contact SJP Law on +44 (0)1482 324 591, or email info@sjplaw.co.uk.

Further information about Siemens and the Green Port Hull project can be found at http://www.siemens.co.uk/en/wind/hull.htm.

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