Launch of the ‘Repowering the Black Country’ Project

Launch of the ‘Repowering the Black Country’ Project background

Pro Enviro is helping turn the Black Country green!

As a proud partner in the Black Country Industrial Decarbonisation programme, Pro Enviro MD Nersi Salehi joined, amongst others, the West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, the Chair of the Black Country LEP Tom Westley, and Project Director Matthew Rhodes, to launch Repowering the Black Country at Servosteel in Dudley.  

Repowering the Black Country is an exciting and innovative programme of initiatives supporting Black Country businesses, allowing them to take advantage of clean growth opportunities and to make the transition to a net zero carbon industrial future.

The project will initially develop four pilot zero carbon industrial hubs in the Black Country; providing a cost-efficient energy infrastructure across the Black Country; helping companies benefit from new supply chain opportunities in the circular economy; and supporting Low Carbon resource efficiency initiatives in manufacturing operations.

Within the next 10 years, the programme aims to reduce industrial carbon emissions by around 1.3M tCO2 while keeping the Black Country competitive and attracting additional high quality green technology manufacturing companies and staff to the region.Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, commented:

“This is an important programme for the West Midlands and the UK as we look to tackle the climate emergency. I’ve just returned from COP26 where I’ve been talking about the opportunity for green industries to transform industrial heartlands like the West Midlands – and this programme is a case in point. I’m delighted to see the Black Country at the forefront of our efforts to respond to the global climate crisis and Repowering the Black Country shows that we can create jobs and opportunities through decarbonisation.”

Our longstanding client, Mark Anderson, MD at Servosteel, commented:
“Servosteel was delighted to be invited to join this programme because the transition to a zero-carbon economy creates significant challenges and opportunities for all businesses. By working with Repowering the Black Country team, we are getting a head start in accessing the markets of the future and keeping our energy costs low. We all need to work together to ensure we can survive and prosper through this climate challenge.”