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OWIC welcomes next key step in growth of UK offshore wind

19 September 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rob Norris
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The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) is hailing today’s launch by The Crown Estate of the next round of UK offshore wind development as a major step forward. 

 

The Crown Estate has identified new areas of seabed where projects can be built in the fourth round of UK offshore wind projects, adding at least 7GW of new capacity.

 

Benj Sykes, Industry Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council said: “This announcement, fulfilling a commitment in the Sector Deal agreed with government earlier this year, is a key step in our journey to making offshore wind the backbone of Britain’s electricity system, as we target net zero carbon emissions. By 2030, at least a third of the UK’s electricity will come from offshore wind, which will play a significant role in decarbonising our electricity system.”

 

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For further information, please contact:

Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 0207 901 3013 or 07969 229 913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com

 

Juliette Sanders, Head of Media Ørsted, UK, 07876 866 284 julsa@orsted.co.uk

 

Notes:

  1. The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), a senior Government and industry forum, was established in 2013 to drive the development of the world-leading offshore wind sector in the UK.

  2. More details on The Crown Estate’s announcement are available here.
    For more details, please contact The Crown Estate press office on 0845 241 2342 or pressoffice@thecrownestate.co.uk

 


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