The Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, Kwasi Kwarteng, has highlighted the importance of expanding the UK’s rapidly-growing offshore wind supply chain in rebuilding the UK’s economy during and after the pandemic. Speaking on the third day of RenewableUK’s online Global Offshore Wind 2020 conference at exhibition, he cited numerous examples of successful supply chain companies throughout the country, and told delegates: “Building the UK-based supply chain is key for me and Government. We will encourage the growth of our world-leading supply chain. UK companies are already taking advantage of this and we have compelling and dynamic story in this area”. He highlighted the key role of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership, set up following the Offshore Wind Sector Deal by industry and Government, in developing the supply chain, noting that “The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership is starting to bear fruit”. He said the Government’s commitment to invest £160m in developing new infrastructure at UK ports would encourage further growth. The Sector Deal contains an agreement to increase the UK lifetime content of UK offshore wind farms to 60% by 2030 (from 48% currently).
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