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Research & Development

Offshore Wind Deepwater Ports Hub

Meet the growing demand for clean energy by innovating and supplying to the world’s leading offshore wind super cluster, located at the new offshore wind ports in Teesside and the Humber.
The UK is a leading nation in the deployment of offshore wind and currently has the largest offshore wind assets in the world. The UK offshore wind workforce is predicted to double, from 15,000 employees in 2021 to a predicted 27,000 by 2030, with turnover from wind energy generating c.£6 billion in 2019.

Offshore wind energy in the UK is poised to grow rapidly over the next 10 years, with the government eager to deploy 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 as part of the ‘10 Point Plan’ for a green industrial revolution. The UK government has set up strong mechanisms for financial stability and certainty for investors with a legal obligation to achieve net-zero by 2050.
Teesside and the Humber presents a unique investment offer in its ability to test, develop and manufacture the necessary components and subcomponents with the large quayside needed to deploy the offshore wind farms in the North Sea and further afield.

The UK government has committed an investment of £95m for 2 new offshore wind ports to be constructed in the Humber region and Teesside, complementing the existing Greenport site at Hull. This will enable large manufacturers of blades, monopiles, wind turbines, cables, large installation vessels and other supply chain companies to co-locate at these sites. The region offers a wide range of testing facilities, ample physical space for investment and a committed offshore wind cluster which can support your company’s ambitious projects.

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Department for International Trade