Scots forge new alliance with 8GW offshore vision

29/10/2019 14:08 Wind


The Scottish government and offshore wind industry have launched a new partnership that aims to reach 8GW of installed capacity by 2030.

The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council, co-chaired by Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse and SSE Renewables head of offshore projects Brian McFarlane, aims to lead and support the boosting of local content on projects.


Under a new vision, the council is seeking “an offshore wind sector which plays to Scotland’s strengths, delivering jobs, investment and export opportunities in line with the UK Sector Deal as a key part of the path to net-zero”, it said.


It has set out five goals, including the capacity target as well as increasing the number of jobs to more than 6000, up 75% on current figures.


Membership includes Scottish Renewables, Scottish Enterprise, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Crown Estate Scotland, Red Rock Power and the Energy Skills Partnership.


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