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18 Jun 2024

Cabinet Office and Number 10 Policy Unit must step in to cut offshore wind planning delays

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has published a report today outlining the challenges to the consenting process for offshore wind projects in the UK.

17 Apr 2024

Offshore wind industry unveils Industrial Growth Plan to triple supply chain manufacturing

RenewableUK, the Offshore Wind Industry Council, The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland have published a detailed Industrial Growth Plan, setting out how to triple offshore wind manufacturing capacity over the next ten years, firmly establishing the UK as a leader in a surging global market.

1 Dec 2023

Landmark skills partnership lays foundations for meeting renewables workforce demand

A landmark partnership between RenewableUK and Energy and Utility Skills, the skills organisation for the UK’s energy and utilities industries, is being launched today to create the training and assessment standards needed to meet the UK’s renewable workforce demand.

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:

16 Nov 2023

OWIC welcomes Government’s commitment to secure investment in new offshore wind farms

Commenting on the Government's announcement of the parameters for the next annual CfD auction (Allocation Round 6), the Co-Chair 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.

31 Aug 2023

£3.5m investment on offshore wind and Air Defence

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and Defence and Security Accelerator has awarded £3.5m funding to minimise the impact of offshore windfarms on UK Air Defence.

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.

14 Jun 2023

Over 100,000 offshore wind jobs by 2030 with decisive action on skills

Almost 70,000 additional jobs needed for offshore wind between now and 2030; report calls for strategy to ensure skilled and diverse workforce is available.

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.

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