RenewableUK is highlighting the potential for job creation throughout the UK, following today’s decision by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, to grant consent for the electrical infrastructure for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire.
RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive, Maf Smith, said: “The developers of this major infrastructure project are working hard to ensure that British supply chain companies will reap the economic benefits on offer from Triton Knoll. There’s massive potential for job creation for innovative companies in Lincolnshire, the Humber region and throughout the UK”.
RenewableUK is predicting a busy year of construction activity in onshore and offshore wind in 2016, bringing massive economic benefits across the UK. However, onshore construction work beyond next year is under severe threat of curtailment as the Government has withdrawn financial support for future projects.
Onshore wind developers are set to install at least 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity next year, with more than 50 projects going fully operational – enough to power more than 660,000 homes. This is more than three times the capacity installed in 2015, when just over 400 megawatts (MW) came online. Uncertainty over future access to the energy market means that onshore [...]