Analysis & Insight

Breaking into the Offshore Wind Sector: A Primer for New Market Entrants

Published 19 March 2018

Offshore wind turbines at Ørsted’s Burbo Bank, off the coast of Liverpool  

This paper by Owen Murphy discusses the challenges frequently encountered by new suppliers entering the offshore wind O&M sector, and the UK market in particular. Technology development, testing and validation and demonstration, as well as business case support, are some of the ways in which the Catapult can help innovators to access this growing market, and we have drawn on our experience in doing so to share knowledge in this paper. Readers will be given an introduction to the industry, and should gain an understanding of who the key stakeholders are, how they are motivated, and some of the dynamics that are important to understand when considering working in offshore wind.