The UK is one of the world's most exciting offshore wind markets, with an installed capacity of 13 gigawatts (GW) spread across 44 wind farms, and an ambition to secure 50 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, of which 5 GW will be using floating technology. As part of the programme for High Potential Opportunities (HPO) and in collaboration with Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW) and Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) Innovation Norway invites you to participate in the Global Growth program for the UK offshore wind market. In this webinar you will get more information on the programme with a Q&A session at the end. [button link="https://www.norwep.com/events/event-registration-form?event=information-webinar-global-growth-offshore-wind-uk-2023" newwindow="yes"] SIGN UP TO WEBINAR[/button] In direct alignment with the Norwegian ambition to deliver 10 percent of the global offshore wind needs by 2030, we will gather a select group of ambitious companies that have strategic export goals to seize the current opportunities in the UK market. By leveraging the whole of Team Norway’s network and capacity, this programme will give a selected group of Norwegian companies access to unique arenas for meetings with key UK stakeholders. Great possibilities
England & WalesOffshore wind has been the biggest winner in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme with the government securing another 7GW from offshore wind capacity across 5 projects (out of a total of 11GW of clean energy capacity) in the fourth and most recent Allocation Round which for the first time also included floating offshore wind (32MW); the fifth CfD Allocation Round will open in March 2023. New development opportunity for offshore wind capacity will be auctioned in 2023 in The Crown Estate’s Celtic Sea lease auction – an estimated 4GW of floating wind.
ScotlandIn Scotland, the 2022 ScotWind leasing round awarded over 27GW across 20 projects, with a strong focus on floating with 14 of them (17.8GW, 65% of awarded capacity) supporting floating technology; providing an opportunity to create a floating wind supply chain. Crown Estate Scotland is expected to progress plans for a ScotWind 2 leasing round. The Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round provides a mechanism through which developers can apply for rights to build offshore wind farms to subsequently power oil and gas installations and help decarbonise the sector; the application window has now closed with the outcome due to be announced in the first half of 2023.
What you getThe goal of the programme aims to bring Norwegian expertise into the UK offshore wind industry, where there is a need for new solutions and innovative ideas - and therefore help your company to increase exports by making you better equipped to:
- understand opportunities and challenges in the market
- build required competence to work effectively in the UK offshore wind industry
- secure key drivers for competitiveness in the UK market
Who should sign upCompanies with relevant products and services for the UK offshore wind market, which have:
- a high level of ambition
- an export strategy rooted in the board
- sufficient financial capacity
- resources and ability to scale up
- Early stage project development and management (development and consenting services, environmental surveys, resource and metocean assessment, geological and hydrographical surveys, FEED, engineering and digital planning consultancy)
- Balance of plant (cables, turbine foundation, offshore substation, onshore substation)
- Installation and commissioning (foundation installation, offshore substation installation, onshore substation construction, onshore export cable installation, offshore cable installation, turbine installation, construction port, offshore logistics)
TimelineApplication deadline: 10 February 2023 Start-up: March/April 2023
Six gatheringsBased on identified needs in the UK offshore wind market, the programme consists of preparatory courses in Norway and gatherings in the UK where we plan for meetings with key players in the UK offshore wind industry.
- Kick-off workshop in Norway: Get to know each other, definition of focus area and themes, needs and expectations. Introduction to the UK offshore wind market – tenders, actors, needs and learnings – and UK business culture. Pitch coaching sessions.
- Preparation gathering (online): preparation for the first market visit.
- First market visit: workshops and B2B meetings with developers, EPC, authorities, local clusters and supply chain.
- Gathering in Norway: Debrief and how to follow-up after first market visit, and preparation for second market visit.
- Second market visit: workshops and B2B meetings with developers, EPC, authorities, local clusters and supply chain.
- Final gathering in Norway: follow-up after second market visit and debrief about the programme and way forward.