Market Advisor Export Norway, UK & Ireland at Innovation Norway
The UK is one of the world's most exciting offshore wind markets, with an installed capacity of 13 gigawatts (GW) spread across 44 wind farms, and an ambition to secure 50 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, of which 5 GW will be using floating technology. It is one of the most mature markets for offshore wind globally and the country's high ambitions provide great opportunities for the Norwegian offshore wind suppliers.
UK offshore wind has been the biggest winner in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme with the UK government securing another 7GW from offshore wind capacity across 5 projects (out of a total of 11GW of clean energy capacity) in the fourth and most recent Allocation Round which for the first time also included floating offshore wind (32MW); the fifth CfD Allocation Round will open in March 2023. Scotland is a driving force in offshore wind, with an active portfolio of over 8GW, the staggering 21 ScotWind projects now awarded providing 28GW of opportunity and the current Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas (INTOG) lease auction outlining the scale of things to come. Further opportunity for offshore wind capacity will be auctioned in 2023 in the Celtic Sea lease auction – an estimated 4GW of floating wind.
The programme aims to bring further Norwegian expertise to the UK offshore wind industry - and is designed to support your entry by making you better equipped to:
Through participation in the Global Growth UK programme, you will receive support to map potential customers, partners, and stakeholders. Based on the participating companies' focus and needs, you will be introduced to stakeholder organisations in the UK offshore wind market, including industrial clusters, regional and regulatory authorities, offshore wind farm developers and other potential customers. The programme will also include pitch coaching sessions, consulting services and regular market updates.
Based on identified needs in the UK offshore wind market, the programme consists of preparatory courses in Norway and gatherings in the UK where we plan for meetings with key players in the UK offshore wind industry.
The market visits will be based on participating companies' solutions and needs.
The programme will be designed in collaboration between the steering group (Innovation Norway, NOW, NORWEP) and the participating companies. The programme might be limited to a specific market segment based on registered interest.
Application deadline: 10 February 2023
Start-up: March/April 2023
More information at Innovation Norway HERE.
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