23 Nov 2023
OWIC welcomes comprehensive package of measures to build investor confidence in offshore wind
Commenting on green industrial growth measures announced in the Autumn Statement and the Government’s response to Electricity Networks Commissioner Nick Winser’s report, Richard Sandford, Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), said:
17 Nov 2023
OWIC welcomes Government’s commitment to boost UK offshore wind manufacturing
Commenting on the Government’s commitment this evening to provide £960 million for a Green Industries Growth Accelerator to support clean energy manufacturing in the UK, the Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) Richard Sandford said:
9 Nov 2023
Industry highlights career opportunities in consenting for offshore wind
To coincide with green careers week, the Offshore Wind Industry Council's pathways to growth workstream, which focuses on consenting and the environment, has launched a campaign with RenewableUK to raise awareness of careers in consenting.
2 Oct 2023
Offshore Wind supply chain has £92 billion potential for UK economy by 2040
Growing the UK’s supply chain for offshore wind represents a £92 billion opportunity to boost the UK’s economy by 2040, according to a report by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP). The report, entitled ‘Supply Chain Capability Analysis’ outlines key measures that industry and government can take to strengthen the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, and in doing so maximise socioeconomic benefits that offshore wind growth can bring to the UK.
8 Sept 2023
Latest offshore wind auction results are a missed opportunity for UK’s economic growth
Richard Sandford, the Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council, comments on the results of Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 5, announced by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.
15 Jun 2023
Innovation in offshore wind report to help set priorities for industry
A new report by the Offshore Wind Industry Council aims to guide innovation efforts across the offshore wind industry, by reviewing and prioritising areas where technological innovation could play a role in solving critical challenges – providing recommendations to industry and government on how these can be realised. While policy and business practices have a role in supporting offshore wind, this report analyses where work is needed from a technology-focused perspective.
12 Jun 2023
The Crown Estate and Offshore Wind Industry Council launch £3.5m project to test effectiveness of strategic environmental compensation measures around offshore wind developments
New project draws on funds from the Offshore Wind Evidence and Change Programme with significant contributions from participating Offshore Wind Industry Council members.
£3.5m will be used to provide evidence to inform approach to Strategic Compensation around offshore wind farms
Project outputs will be integral to collaborative work by offshore wind industry, Government and stakeholders on delivering strategic ecological offsetting solutions
5 Apr 2023
OWIC announces new Co-Chair and Vice Chair to help the UK deliver its ambitions for offshore wind power
The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has appointed a new Co-Chair and Vice-Chair to help deliver ambitious UK offshore wind targets, as Danielle Lane steps down at the end of her two-year term. Richard Sandford, bp’s Vice President of Offshore Wind UK, replaces Danielle Lane as Co-Chair. Sophie Banham, Offtake Director for Dogger Bank D Wind Farm, takes on the new role of Vice-Chair.
5 Apr 2023
OWIC Responds to Offshore Wind Champion's report on accelerating growth
The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) welcomes the publication of a report by the Government’s Offshore Wind Champion Tim Pick, setting out how the sector can work with the Government to speed the development of vital UK offshore wind projects which are necessary to meet the UK’s clean energy targets for 2030 and beyond.
25 Oct 2022
Offshore wind industry showcases opportunities for UK supply chain companies
An updated guide published today by the Offshore Wind Industry Council highlights howcompanies based in the UK can become part of the fast-growing global offshore wind supplychain - and for those already working in it how they can win further multi-million-pound contracts.
13 Jun 2022
New report shows jobs in UK offshore wind industry to grow to 100,000
A new report published today by the Offshore Wind Industry Council shows a surge in the number of people working in the UK offshore wind industry, and a substantial increase in the billions of pounds of private investment which the sector is attracting every year.
25 May 2022
New project launched to boost number of women working in offshore wind
The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have announced a new joint research project which aims to tackle the gender imbalance in offshore wind by ensuring that more women enter the sector.
17 Apr 2022
Industry unveils online modules to support newcomers to offshore wind
The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a series of online modules to support those new to the industry by explaining how offshore wind farms are planned, the consenting processes involved in building and operating them and the crucial role they play in tackling climate change.
24 Feb 2022
New website highlights training opportunities in UK offshore wind industry
The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and RenewableUK are launching a new website today, Energycareers2050, to highlight the opportunities on offer for people, communities and businesses wanting to make the transition from other industries, such as oil and gas, into our world-leading offshore wind sector.
4 Nov 2021
New report showcases UK’s offshore wind success as COP26 discusses energy transition
A new report by the Offshore Wind Industry Council - published on the day that COP26 focusses on accelerating the global transition to clean energy - highlights the progress which the UK’s offshore wind industry has made on the landmark Sector Deal agreed with the Government in 2019.
25 Mar 2021
More than 69,000 jobs and £60 billion private investment in UK offshore wind by 2026
New research published today by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) shows that the number of people working in direct and indirect jobs in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry is set to rise significantly, from 26,000 currently to over 69,800 by 2026.
7 Jul 2020
New report finds “very high levels of offshore wind possible” in future UK energy system if integration challenges are addressed
A new report has found the future UK electricity system could handle up to 150GW of offshore wind, as long as essential technical integration and market reforms were delivered.