Peter Aldous urges Government to ensure UK fabricators benefit from UK offshore wind growth

12th December 2017

Peter Aldous urges the Government to ensure that UK fabricators, such as Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft, benefit from the growth in the UK offshore wind industry.

15. What steps he is taking to support the offshore wind industry. [902896]

The UK is the world’s largest offshore wind market and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The contracts for difference announced in September will support more offshore wind deployment in the UK than Denmark and the Netherlands have in their last four auctions combined.

I am grateful to the Minister for his reply. Offshore wind has been of significant benefit to my constituency, but will he outline the work that the Government are doing to ensure that UK fabricators, such as Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft, have every opportunity to participate in this great British success story?

I am delighted that companies in Lowestoft, such as Sembmarine, are benefiting from offshore wind projects off the east coast. I met several of them earlier this year, thanks to my hon. Friend’s invitation, at the East of England Energy Group event in October. Developers must submit a supply chain plan before entering into a CfD auction.

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