UK Offshore Wind Opportunity

Supply Chain Workshop

The Crown Estate

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
09:00 - 12:30, followed by lunch
Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre

UK Trade & Investment

Organised by: The Crown Estate and UK Trade & Investment



The increasing number offshore wind programmes around the UK and Northern Europe will require the largest planned delivery of offshore generating capacity in the world by 2020.  The challenge for the supply chain in meeting this demand is to invest in the right people, products and services at the right time in the best location.

To assist companies understand the potential for business growth, The Crown Estate and UK Trade & Investment organised a morning event dedicated to supply chain development in the UK.  Presentations highlighted the current situation of the UK’s offshore wind programme and ongoing work to de-risk development and encourage rapid progress.  Case studies from key players working on UK projects were followed by a series of regional reports focusing on the offerings, opportunities for collaboration and partnerships that could strengthen localisation of the offshore wind supply chain.

The event was aimed at government and industry trade bodies, wind farm developers and supply chain companies seeking to put the UK’s progress into perspective against wider European programmes.  New start-ups and expanding enterprises within Europe, including the UK heard more about the plans for technology development and business support and planning around all of the UK. Attendees also heard how UK Trade & Investment can assist companies looking to invest in the UK market.

For further information about this event, or for any queries, please contact:
Olivia Burgess, Policy and External Relations Advisor, The Crown Estate