‘Nothing short of staggering’: Global offshore wind power pipeline ‘doubles in a year’

The global pipeline of offshore wind projects has almost doubled within a year from 429GW of potential new capacity to 846GW, according to an analysis today by RenewableUK. The estimated pipeline encompasses offshore wind projects at every stage of development, including those newly operational, under construction, consented or in the planning stages, the UK trade … Read more

Mammoth Teesside offshore wind turbine base factory secures planning approval

Construction of a giant offshore wind turbine base factory in Teesside is set to start next month, after the pioneering project secured planning approval this week. South Korean steel manufacturer SeAH Wind announced this morning that its plans for a 1.13 million square foot factory in Teesside’s freeport zone have been given the green light … Read more

Financial plans for offshore wind cabling factory in Blyth approved by government

A major offshore wind cable manufacturing facility planned for the Northumberland coast has taken a major step forward today, after the project developer announced it had reached a crucial financial milestone. The project developer, JDR Cable Systems, announced this morning it had reached final agreement under the government’s Offshore Wind Manufacturing Scheme (OWMIS) that will … Read more

Offshore Wind Bonanza: Industry predicts £155bn economic boost through to 2030

Between 2022 and 2030 the UK offshore wind industry is set to help mobilise around £155bn in private investment in new projects, according to a major new report published today. The UK Offshore Wind Skills Intelligence (OWSI) Report from the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) said the expansion in the UK’s offshore wind development pipeline … Read more

Nature Friendly Wind Farms: Crown Estate to invest £50m in marine protection measures

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Balancing Act: New offshore wind research aims to deliver net gain for biodiversity

Data collected by industry, government, and academics across seven countries – including 50,000 seabed samples – is to be included as part of efforts to ensure the expansion of offshore wind projects delivers a net gain for marine biodiversity. The North Sea Net Gain The study – which is to be led by The Crown … Read more