Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm (Credit: Equinor)

ORE Catapult response: Powering up Britain – Energy Security Plan

Published 30 March 2023

Today, the UK Government launched its ‘Powering Up Britain – Energy Security Plan’ – including plans to scale up affordable, clean, homegrown power and build thriving green industries across the country.

In response, Ralph Torr, Head of Floating Offshore Wind at ORE Catapult, said:

“Today’s launch of the Government’s Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme is good news, and an important step in helping to maximise the opportunity that floating offshore wind presents for the UK. Floating wind offers huge potential, through the creation of jobs and supply chain growth, as well as in supporting our energy transition in the years to come and playing a role in the development of linked technologies such as green hydrogen.

“The scheme has the potential to unlock significant investment in major port development and new manufacturing facilities in key locations around the UK, and shows the importance of Government and stakeholders working together to ensure the UK can deliver its floating offshore wind targets, which are a key part of the journey to net zero.

“Through our Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence, we have already been working with industry, Government, and stakeholders to define the industry’s requirements, unlock private sector investment in ports and manufacturing facilities, as well as accelerate the development of technologies which can reduce the costs associated with floating offshore wind.”

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