East of England Energy Group Welcomes News from Offshore Wind Industry Council
The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) welcomes the exciting report from the Offshore Wind Industry Council which demonstrates huge potential growth for the industry’s job market by 2030.
The Offshore Wind Skills Intelligence Report outlines that the sector is set to become a meaningful employer in the UK, employing in the region of 100,000 people in industry by 2030.
The report also indicates that, between 2022 and 2030, the industry will see a whopping £155bn of private investment in new offshore wind projects. This will take the average annual spend to more than £17bn, significantly higher than last year’s reported private investment which showed an average spend of just over £10bn per year.
EEEGR’s Head of Skills, Gemma Head, said: “This is fantastic news for our region. Our Skills for Energy program continues to work closely with industry, promoting career pathways in the sector to schools, colleges and universities as well as encouraging skilled people in other sectors to consider a career transition into the offshore wind industry.”
“By doing this, we focus on nurturing the next generation of energy industry professionals, closing the skill gap, and encouraging further investment in our region as the country’s Clean Growth Region.”
With huge investments already on the horizon from major developers ScottishPower Renewables, Vattenfall, RWE, and Equinor, EEEGR expects to see great benefits for the region in the coming years.