Report: UK Offshore Wind to Generate 21000 Direct Jobs by 2032

The total number of direct full time jobs in the UK offshore wind sector could be in the region of 21,000 by 2032, according to Cambridge Econometrics.

The employment projections carried out by Cambridge Econometrics for the University of Hull, on behalf of Aura, are driven by information on the expected rate at which additional offshore wind capacity will come on stream in the future.

The predictions are that, by 2030, installed capacity will have reached 20GW from the current 5.1GW.

According to the report, Future UK Employment in the Offshore Wind Industry, the bulk of employment is expected to be along the east coast of England, with a concentration of jobs in the Humber area.

More broadly, the development of the sector could also support an additional 37,000 indirect or induced full time jobs by 2032, Cambridge Econometrics said.

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