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UK takes further step to become a global leader in offshore wind

The UK is set to remain the biggest market for offshore wind with the potential to install 18GW of generating capacity by 2020.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Offshore wind

The UK is now, and predicted to remain, the largest market in Europe. The country is highly committed to create a low carbon economy through innovations that create new solutions and lower costs for technologies such as marine resources, clean coal and wind power.

Apart from being a world leader in the development of wave and tidal power, the UK is also set to remain the biggest market for offshore wind with the potential to install 18GW of generating capacity by 2020. Furthermore, the UK remains the destination of intense renewable energy development and the largest single market for installed offshore wind energy capacity.

Taking advantage of its position to become a global leader in the supply chain, the UK Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy was created to deliver this potential by promoting innovation, investment and economic growth in the supply chain. The strategy identifies practical measures to develop and grow a competitive UK supply chain and attract inward investment from the top tier of the supply chain which will open up opportunities more widely that includes global delivery. The implementation of the strategy will be under the watch of the newly created Offshore Wind Industry Council established by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

Further details of the Offshore wind strategy can be found in the original BIS press release

In relation to this, UKTI Manila is organising an incoming trade mission on 25-27 September 2013 composed of UK companies in the power and energy sectors. Part of the UK Government’s Great Prosperity Campaign highlighting key areas of British expertise, this activity will generate greater awareness among UK companies of the business opportunities in the Philippine market. In partnership with PowerTrends 2013, the country’s longest running energy exhibition and conference, UKTI will showcase world-class products and services under the UK brand, organise business forums and one-on-one meetings with local players to promote discussions and partnership agreements.

UKTI Manila is organising a webinar on 27 August to promote power and energy opportunities and a trade mission on 25-27 September 2013 composed of UK companies in these sectors. Part of the UK Government’s Great Prosperity Campaign highlighting key areas of British expertise, this activity will generate greater awareness among UK companies of the business opportunities in the Philippine market. In partnership with PowerTrends 2013, the country’s longest running energy exhibition and conference, UKTI will showcase world-class products and services under the UK brand, organise business forums and one-on-one meetings with local players to promote discussions and partnership agreements.

Interested companies may register for the webinar here or contact uktimanila@fco.gov.uk

Published 9 August 2013