UK study: Huge potential for floating offshore wind

Floating offshore wind turbines will become a central part of offshore wind energy in the future and create thousands of new jobs, shows a new study from Crown Estate Scotland.

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In the future, floating offshore wind farms could take on a substantial role in the development of the entire offshore wind supply chain and contribute 10 GW to the UK in 2050 – in other words, the source could supply 20 percent of the total goal of 50 GW, shows a new study from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) ordered by The Crown Estate Scotland, the Scottish filial of the statutory corporation that administers lands and holdings belonging to the British monarchy.

The study concludes that there is a potential for 17,000 jobs and a value in the form of goods and services (GVA) totaling GBP 33.6 billion in 2050.

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