Able Humber Ports plans to build the new Killingholme facility in North East Lincolnshire for the construction of wind farms in the North Sea.
Consultant E C Harris is working on behalf of the port to handle procurement of the 1,270m new quay facilities.
Ultimately, Able aims to attract key suppliers to the site to create a major energy business park where there are also plans for a biomass power station.
Able UK Founder and Executive Chairman, Peter Stephenson, says: “Our plans envisage new quays, specifically tailored to the needs of the wind turbine offshore companies with whom we have been in detailed discussion in drawing up our proposals.
“The potential demand is huge – for instance the three offshore wind areas of Dogger, Bank, Hornsea and Norfolk Bank will require around 5,000 turbines to deliver their full capacity.
“If these are to be delivered by 2020, and shipping starts in 2015, it will require 19 to be shipped each and every week. What’s more comparisons demonstrate that the costs of delivering from AHP will be significantly lower than other parts of the UK and Europe.
“Alongside the wind turbine operations there is the potential for the development of a biomass power plant, capable of supplying electricity for half a million homes—and, of course, we will be able to bring in the fuel supplies for the plant via the quay facilities.”
Interested firms have until the 29 October to complete a PQQ, availble from the website portal.