UK bets on offshore content boon

The UK government hopes to spur the type of wind supply chain seen in Germany

The UK government hopes to spur the type of wind supply chain seen in Germany

Offshore wind developers in the UK may be required to submit a “supply-chain plan” demonstrating how their project will encourage a local supply chain before applying for a Contract for Difference (CfD), its government has announced.

While it remains unclear how – or even if – a mooted project might be affected by a lack of local content, the new government demand represents a major shift for the UK, which has become the world’s largest offshore wind market without yet sparking a manufacturing boom.

In announcing the government’s long-awaited Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy today, Business Secretary Vince Cable said that he would expect to see “something approaching” 70% of the content used in offshore wind farms coming from the UK, a similar local-content level to the declining offshore Log in to read complete article.

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