The UK offshore wind job creation capacity, O&M costs and content analysis

P. A. Igwe, K. E. Howell

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Abstract

The UK Government long-term target is to use the offshore wind farm (OWF) renewable energy to meet 15% of its renewable energy target by 2020. OWF operation and maintenance market opportunities have been encouraging firm to make major investment in the sector. This emerging market presents opportunities to turbine manufacturers, wind farm developers and small & medium enterprises (SMEs), thereby leading to significant job creation capacity. About 1,183 offshore wind turbines have been installed in the UK with capacity of 4,042 megawatt (MW) and this sector currently provides skilled jobs to about 6,830 full-time employees. Cost reduction in the operation and maintenance and a strong supply chain are necessary if the UK Government targets for the sector is to be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Design and Operation of Wind Farm Support Vessels, Papers
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781909024359
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Design and Operation of Wind Farm Support Vessels 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jan 201529 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Design and Operation of Wind Farm Support Vessels 2015, Papers

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Design and Operation of Wind Farm Support Vessels 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period28/01/1529/01/15

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