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Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 186164, tabled on 23 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what methodology his Department used to set the target of 60 per cent UK content in offshore wind farm projects by 2030 contained in the (a) Offshore Wind Sector Deal and (b) Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The Government did not set the 60% target, however, as part of the negotiations to agree the ambitious Offshore Wind Sector Deal in 2019, the industry conducted it’s own analysis and agreed to increase the target from 50% to 60% and published this year a Memorandum on UK Offshore Wind Supply Chain Development in February this year which sets out the strategic approach to delivering against their target.[1]

[1] https://www.owic.org.uk/documents

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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