Economic benefits of wind farms for exports and jobs subject of new study

UK-study to document the economic benefits of floating wind farms as technology identified as key to unlocking further wind capacity

Hywind floating wind farm in Scotland. Photograph: Øyvind Gravås/Woldcam – Statoil ASA
The world's first commercial floating wind farm in Scotland, the 30MW Hywind. Photograph: Øyvind Gravås/Woldcam – Statoil ASA

The effects of floating wind farms on supply chains, exports and jobs in the UK is set to be scrutinised.

A study on the economic benefits of floating wind farm technologies was launched on 10 January and will be led by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE).

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