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UK offshore wind needs government-backed deal, Ørsted says

Danish energy company Ørsted, a major offshore wind developer in the UK, says adequate sector investment and growth in the country will require more government-backed deals.

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The UK's offshore wind industry is seeking a sector-specific government deal to attract future investors, the UK head of Denmark's Ørsted AS said Oct. 17.

"I was talking to an investor yesterday looking to build a wind farm in northeast England that could employ 350 people," Benj Sykes, vice president and UK country manager at Ørsted, told a parliamentary committee. "But he's looking to see if there is going to be an industry deal, because without it, he's not confident that the industry will have the scale it needs in the UK."

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