06 Feb '12, 10am

Offshore wind industry to set out vision for ensuring British firms prosper from new wind farms:

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the UK's offshore wind industry will today unveil new plans designed to ensure that UK-based firms will provide more than half the equipment to the next generation of offshore wind farms. The plan will be confirmed at the latest meeting of the Offshore Wind Developers' Forum co-chaired by energy minister Charles Hendry. It is expected to set out a vision for bolstering the UK's burgeoning offshore wind supply chain. FURTHER READING Lib Dem leadership hits back as Tory MPs declare war on wind farms US offshore wind leasing round to take off this year The offshore wind sector has faced criticism from some quarters due to its reliance on imported turbines, parts and workers to build the first generation of wind farms. These have established the UK as the world's leading offshore wind market. The turbine manufacturing mark...

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