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 4.5 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.

Find out more about the opportunities available within the offshore wind industry.

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.

Opportunities and Expectations Workshop

Vattenfall has conducted a number of supply chain meetings with UK companies and hundreds of stakeholders in relation to our offshore wind farm proposals. This set of reports summarises key issues, actions and areas for further collaboration.

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.

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. 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.

Our Armed Forces Pledge

Vattenfall UK is a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and holds a bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), continuing efforts to build an inclusive UK team ready to deliver on net zero.

Case Studies

6% of Vattenfall’s UK workforce already come from an armed forces background and some share their story in the case studies below.

Start your climate smarter career

Our diverse team want to make fossil free living possible within one generation. Find out more about working at Vattenfall.

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Wind energy news

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Vattenfall chooses Norfolk safety equipment specialist to supply all its UK wind farms

Wind energy leader Vattenfall has chosen Norfolk-based Gibb Safety & Survival, part of Gibb Group Ltd, to provide protective clothing, safety, and survival equipment to keep workers safe acr...

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East Anglian small businesses celebrate contract wins on Norfolk offshore wind projects

Four Norfolk and Suffolk businesses are celebrating contract wins worth a total of half a million pounds on Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm projects.

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Vattenfall responds to UK Government proposals to update Offshore Wind Supply Chain Requirements

The UK Government has today updated Supply Chain Guidance to developers and supply chain companies, ahead of Contracts for Difference Auction Round 4, which is expected later this year. 

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Projects in the pipeline

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

Planning projects to deliver electricity to more than 3.9mn UK homes.

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In Kent, we have a cluster of three offshore wind farms.

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A regional approach focussed on communities, opportunities and a fossil fuel-free future.