A new report commissioned by the Department of Energy and
Climate Change shows 43% of the content used to build and run UK offshore wind
farms has been sourced locally.
The sector is well on track to meet its self-declared target
for 50% UK content in offshore wind farms. RenewableUK said the content
translates to £840 million of offshore wind investment being retained in the UK
in the past year alone.
Wind industry companies have come under fire in recent years
to prove their investments are creating local jobs by attracting new
manufacturing plants or supply chain opportunities.