ORE Catapult Hails GIB’s Offshore Wind Fund Announcement

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult today released a comment on the intermediate close of the Green Investment Bank’s Offshore Wind Fund.

Andrew Jamieson, CEO of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, said: “This is excellent news that reinforces the UK’s primary role in the development of an offshore renewable energy industry that will be a huge economic boon to the UK’s economy in the decades to come.

“The readiness of the international investment community – and the more risk averse pension funds in particular – to invest in the Green Investment Bank’s Offshore Wind Fund is testament to industry’s concerted efforts to reduce risk and lower costs on the journey to parity with fossil fuel generation.”

The Green Investment Bank and the ORE Catapult have a three-year agreement to work together to drive investment into offshore renewable energy through greater understanding and management of the associated risks, reducing the cost of energy from offshore renewables.