The offshore wind market in the East of England is flourishing, with projects currently under construction, and more planned for the coming years. The Offshore Wind Special Interest Group (SIG), showcases the wealth of the East of England’s expertise in offshore wind farm development. The group is mapping the region’s proven skills and knowledge and marketing them to developers operating on projects in the UK and international waters.
The SIG aims to connect offshore wind developers with their supply chain to help meet local content targets and to fill gaps and weaknesses in knowledge and understanding. The SIG also hopes to identify efficiencies and market opportunities to strengthen the local supply chain and regional offering, in terms of operations and maintenance (O&M), construction, installation, hook-up, commissioning, inspection, skills and training. It also seeks to highlight the potential for regional exports, improving sustainability and encouraging local and regional competitiveness.
The SIG Terms of Reference (ToR) can be found HERE.
Latest SIG Meeting Update
The Offshore Wind SIG met on 14th June 2018 at the EEEGR offices in Great Yarmouth. The meeting was well attended, and the group had a visiting presentation from Andy Paine of Vattenfall. A meeting summary will follow shortly.
The group will meet again In July.