UK and the Netherlands blazing trail by linking offshore wind.

There is quite some involvement from Dutch companies in the British offshore wind market. Why? The UK has the largest installed offshore wind capacity in the world. The webinar, organized by The Dutch Embassy in the UK on 7 October, updated interested companies from the Netherlands on developments in the UK’s offshore wind market.

With the announcement of Round 4,  the next windpark auctions, an Offshore Wind Sector Deal and major announcements from the UK’s Prime Minister Johnson on Tuesday on 160m GBP of investments, a market update helps Dutch businesses active in offshore wind to connect with British stakeholders.

Offshore wind webinar
Image: ©Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) / Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

Louise Rich from The Crown Estate kicked off with an update on Round 4, park extensions and other planned auction rounds. She also shared the UK’s ambitions in leading to 40GW installed capacity in 2030. Karl John from the Department for International Trade gave some more details on what the UK’s ambitions in 20GW by 2050 and even 20GW more by 2030 mean. More projects need to come online to get to these numbers. Finally Equinor’s Halbdan Brustad, VP of Doggersbank windparks, gave a view from a developer’s perspective and talked about Equinor’s work Instead of a networking reception, the event was followed by a matchmaking session via the B2Match platform.

The Netherlands Embassy in the UK and the British Embassy in The Hague work together in catalysing offshore wind as #NorthSeaNeighbours. How can we help you? We can support your business with market information, contacts and other questions related to the energy sector. Visit our page on 'Doing Business' or contact LON-EA@minbuza.nl.

Offshorewind
Image: ©NL Branding / NL Branding Toolkit