Danish energy giant DONG will invest £6bn (60 billion kroner) in the UK offshore wind sector over the next four years, providing a boost to the renewable energy industry at a critical time when the government is cutting subsidies.
First Siemens, now DONG
Siemens’ £310m investment in a new wind turbine factory in Hull allowed the offshore wind sector to secure a foothold in the Humber. DONG Energy’s recent move will add to the pipeline of investment, which is critical for the survival of the industry and the development of an offshore wind supply chain in the Humber region. This in turn creates a demand for enhanced skills to support the developing industry cluster.