UK Wind Energy Supply Chain and Skills
Engagement and strategic collaboration are key to gearing up for the varied and diverse opportunities ahead.
There are companies of all sizes and backgrounds working and thriving in the wind industry. By 2030 our wind farms could power around 5 million UK homes and create thousands of skilled jobs across the UK, making wind the backbone of a reliable, affordable and fossil free energy system.
A supply chain podcast
Listen to this podcast to find out more about the work already being done by Vattenfall to engage with businesses in the East Anglia region.
The Offshore Wind Sector Deal
Danielle Lane , Vattenfall's UK Country Manager talks about the potential of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, a partnership between the UK Government and the offshore wind industry to deliver an ambitious vision that will see at least 30GW of offshore wind delivered in the UK by 2030.
Who can benefit?
It may sound vague, but the answer is “anyone”. Some quite small enterprises from the UK have become exporters to other markets already and much more of this is possible.
Working in onshore wind - NetZero jobs
Find out more about the supply chain and employment opportunities in onshore wind from Jon O'Sullivan, Head of Onshore Operations and Maintenance for Vattenfall in the UK.
From unemployment to the wind industry
Worley, formerly 3sun Group already employs 200 technicians and up to 30 new jobs will be created through their latest contract with Vattenfall, the largest contract in the history of the Great Yarmouth-based business. Find out more about Worley's wind turbine inspection technicians David Larter and Ben Kirchell, who now have careers in offshore wind after being unemployed.
Wind energy news
Vattenfall’s response to National Grid ESO’s Final Phase 1 report on a more coordinated approach to connecting offshore electricity infrastructure
National Grid ESO’s Final Phase 1 report on a more coordinated approach to connecting offshore electricity infrastructure has been published. This is Vattenfall's response.
Aberdeenshire Wind Farm celebrates five years and nearly £1 million investment in community benefits
Clashindarroch Wind Farm, owned and operated by Vattenfall, is celebrating five years since it began operating and the major contribution it has made to the local community in that time. As...
Flying colours – Using colour-ringing on birds to improve our understanding of the impact of offshore wind developments on kittiwakes
A desk-based feasibility study to better understand how Black-legged Kittiwake populations will respond to potential mortality induced by offshore windfarms will kick-off this autumn.