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Wind Power: Employment

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 18694, tabled on 21 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many jobs were created in the offshore wind industry in each year between 2016 and 2019; and what estimate his Department has made of the number of such jobs that will be created in each year from 2020 to 2030.

Answered on

3 March 2020

The Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Economy (LCREE) Survey direct and indirect estimates of employment, UK, 2014 to 2018 can be found in the link below.

In the Offshore Wind Sector Deal published last year the Offshore Wind sector estimated that it could support 27,000 jobs across the UK by 2030, covering all aspects of a wind farm; project management, construction and operations and maintenance.