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  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has confirmed that the UK Government and the offshore wind industry are close to reaching a Sector Deal. 

  • 6 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s new Offshore Wind Sector Deal will be issued on Thursday, 7 March, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said. As reported earlier, the new Sector Deal has established a target of reaching the connected offshore wind capacity of 30GW and delivering one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Through a new skills […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    North East England’s supply chain is “fit and ready” to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment

    The UK offshore wind industry has pledged to employ at least 3,000 apprentices between now and the end of the decade, the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) said. They will work in a wide variety of jobs from turbine technicians and maintenance engineers to roles in management and finance, OWIC said. The sector also aims […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The UK has launched the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal which will see offshore wind reach the connected capacity of 30GW and deliver one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Under the new deal, the number of jobs in the industry is expected to rise to 27,000 by 2030, up from 7,200 today. The deal […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Energi Coast, North East England’s offshore wind cluster, has recently expanded to include some of the leading offshore wind developers such as Equinor, innogy, and SSE. “The cluster now includes developers Equinor and SSE which are joint venture partners in Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms and innogy Renewables, which is involved with the Sofia project,” Joanne […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    UK ports are well placed to support the offshore wind industry, but a versatile and flexible planning system is needed to help ports prepare for the new opportunities presented in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said. ”This will be vital to ensure that ports remain agile and responsive […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    Norfolk and Suffolk have been named as the UK’s leading centre for offshore wind with the launch of a new cluster in conjunction with the release of the UK’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal. The Norfolk and Suffolk Offshore Wind Cluster is expected to help create thousands of new jobs and unlock investment in the local area […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has set up a new task force aimed at helping increase the number of skilled people working in the UK’s offshore wind sector. The Investment in Talent Group is developing a passporting system to ensure all parts of the energy sector recognize transferable skills and training, to enable offshore workers to move […]

  • 7 April 2020

    The UK Environmental Audit Committee has launched the Technological Innovation and Climate Change inquiry, with first focus on offshore wind power. Following the Government’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal in March 2019, the Committee will consider the opportunities that will maximize the industry’s potential and the challenges it faces in delivering greater capacity. The Committee is inviting written […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) and the Sharing in Growth program have joined forces to develop a new program that aims to improve the competitiveness of the UK offshore wind supply chain. The GBP 1.5 million Sharing in Growth – Offshore Wind program is expected to support the industry in meeting the targets laid […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    The UK offshore wind industry has committed to working with the UK government on a sector deal which would see offshore wind deliver one third of the UK’s electricity and reach the connected capacity of 30GW by 2030.

  • 2 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Environment

    The UK will need 75GW of operating offshore wind capacity to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target by 2050, according to a recent report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Currently, the UK has around 8GW of operating offshore wind capacity. The recent sector deal has set a target of 30GW of operating capacity by […]

  • 25 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables have launched a new industry group to set out the strategy for large-scale deployment of floating offshore wind in the UK. The Floating Wind Steering Group will meet with the aim of producing a consensus vision for the future of floating wind and the business case for its continued development in the UK. According to the […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Friends of Floating Offshore Wind is calling on the UK to commit to a target of 1GW of floating offshore wind by 2025 and 5GW by 2030.

  • 1 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK government should announce clear targets for offshore wind and commit to an extended pipeline of bi-annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions of more than 2GW of capacity a year, a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) suggests. “The UK Offshore Wind Industry: Supply Chain Review”, by the former McLaren Group […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    France has moved up two positions and is now the third most attractive destination globally for investment in renewable energy due in part to a new focus on floating offshore wind. This is according to the 53rd EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI). As reported earlier, France intends to issue offshore wind tenders with a combined capacity of […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) has officially launched, calling for the goal of having at least 8GW of offshore wind in Scottish waters by 2030. The council, launched on 29 October, said it aims to lead and support the industry, boost the local content of projects and increase jobs in line with the UK Offshore […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) and the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW) have established a cooperation to support the development of the offshore wind sector in Poland. The aim of the collaboration is to establish a multilateral Declaration of Cooperation for Polish Offshore Wind Energy Sector Development, which would be signed by the […]

  • 22 May 2019

    The UK Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a new task force dedicated to finding innovative solutions to make the best use of electricity generated by renewable sources, including offshore wind. The Solving the Integration Challenge research project is a key part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal announced in March, RenewableUK said. A group of experts and […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall is calling on the UK government and offshore wind industry to make different procurement approaches so more local businesses are able to supply new-generation projects. In its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Supply Chain: Opportunities and Expectations Workshop Report, Vattenfall aims at bringing more businesses into the offshore wind supply chain to […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Vattenfall has contracted 3sun Group to carry out statutory inspections across its offshore and onshore wind farms. Under the deal, 3sun will provide inspections across Vattenfall’s 50 offshore and onshore wind farms in the UK, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. “Vattenfall is delighted to sign up 3sun Group, not just because it’s a great […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has contracted the Aberdeen-based Rigmar to inspect and maintain subsea structures and cables as well as foundations, turbine transition pieces, subsea cabling, and boat landings at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). This is Rigmar’s first win as a main contractor in offshore wind, having built up experience as a sub-contractor, Vattenfall said. “Having completed […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The UK and export market for offshore wind products and services provided by UK-based firms is expected to be worth GBP 4.9 billion a year by 2030, according to a new prospectus by the former McLaren Group CEO and Formula One Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh.

  • 31 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Equinor is engaging with the UK offshore wind supply chain to support the development of innovative, technology-led solutions, which can shape the future of the industry post-2025. As part of this project, Equinor has partnered with UK business development organisation NOF Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the North East of England’s offshore […]