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16 Nov | The Crown Estate shares further detail on plans for Round 4, including proposed locations to be offered for new seabed rights

Following extensive engagement with market and statutory stakeholders, The Crown Estate has shared its updated proposals for Round 4 offshore wind leasing, at its latest stakeholder engagement event (Thursday 15 November).

16 Nov | New offshore wind innovation priorities highlight further opportunities for UK businesses

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has identified four new areas for innovation that UK companies can explore to seize opportunities from the growing, global offshore wind sector, expected to be worth £30 billion per annum by 2030.

08 Nov | Government backing can deliver 20,000 jobs in Irish wind energy

The Irish Wind Energy Association and NOW Ireland today identified a number of specific actions for the Government to enable substantial offshore wind energy development and provide an estimated 20,000 jobs.

05 Nov | Offshore wind: Ireland's economic and social opportunity

New report from KPMG for NOW Ireland ‘Offshore Wind: Ireland’s Economic and Social Opportunity’ identifies the growing renewable energy demand in Ireland and particularly the way in which offshore wind can deliver the supply to meet that demand

  • Report states that Ireland is the only country in the EU with a significant Atlantic coastline that is not currently developing offshore wind resources
  • Meeting future renewable electricity demand, while also meeting EU renewable targets, will require Ireland to deploy between 400MW – 700MW of new renewable generation capacity per year, against a historic onshore wind deployment rate of c.200MW per year
  • Up to c. 1000MW of offshore wind resource in the Irish Sea is deliverable in the immediate future, with c. 3000MW additional potential there.
  • Report follows up on Government announcements in Project Ireland 2040 and elsewhere that climate action is a top priority for this Government and identifies key policy actions to be put in place in order to enable activity in the sector and realise the Government’s renewable energy requirements.
  • Significant economic benefits can be realised from having an offshore wind sector.

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30 Oct | Employment needs in Dutch Offshore Wind industry

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency asks leading international recruitment company Atlas Professionals to complete a landmark research project on employment in the Dutch offshore wind industry.

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30 Oct | New report reveals multi-million pound opportunities in offshore wind cables market

RenewableUK has published a report highlighting opportunities for UK companies to secure multi-million pound contracts in the fast-growing global market for manufacturing and installing offshore wind cables.

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29 Oct | Study reveals long-term UK floating wind potential – 17,000 jobs and £33.6bn by 2050

Floating wind has an important role to play in supporting the development of the offshore wind supply chain and contributing to 50GW of offshore wind in the UK by 2050, according to a new

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19 Oct | Low Carbon Contracts Company congratulates generators passing 12-month milestone month milestones

Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) is delighted to announce that five projects representing over 95% of the capacity signed following the second Contracts for Difference (‘CFD’) Allocation Round have passed their first milestone, demonstrating that the CFD continues to be successful in securing investment into new build low carbon generation in Great Britain.