Secretary of state eyes offshore energy boom in Blyth
The increasing importance of the Port of Blyth and the town’s Energy Central partnership to the futu...
NOF Chief Executive has welcomed today’s landmark announcement of a Sector Deal with the Government. This is the first Sector Deal for a renewable energy technology putting offshore wind at the centre of the UK’s clean, affordable and reliable energy system.
George Rafferty, Chief Executive of NOF said: “The sector deal has the potential to attract considerable inward investment to the UK and in turn generate thousands of jobs in the supply chain. Innovative British companies, particularly those in the North East England cluster, have been integral to the helping the UK establish a world-renowned offshore wind industry and the sector deal will support further development in the supply chain.
“This will aid the use of more local content in both construction and operations & maintenance of UK offshore wind farms, but also in the export of skills, products and services to other parts of the world.”