21 Feb '12, 8pm

33,000 More Offshore Wind Power Jobs in Germany by 2021, Study Finds

33,000 More Offshore Wind Power Jobs in Germany by 2021, Study Finds

How about the U.S.? (OK, let’s not go there today.) The news : A new study Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), Volle Kraft aus Hochseewind (“Full power from offshore wind”), has found that Germany will have a not-so-tiny 33,000 jobs in the offshore wind power sector by 2021! That’s 18,000 more than in 2010. Even more good news : small and midsize companies will be providing about 90% of the added value, according to the report. “In the fields of project development, the supply chain, construction services, and other services, I still see a lot of growth opportunity for midsize companies,” Thomas Ull, SME expert at PWC loan, said. Companies all over Germany, providing components for the offshore wind industry, would benefit. In total, PWC estimates Germany will have 8.7 gigawatts (8,700 megawatts) of offshore wind power capacity up and running by 2021. “Along the entire value c...

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