Offshore wind giant Ørsted is holding an event for potential suppliers for what will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm off the Yorkshire coast.
The company is the operator of the Burbo Bank and Burbo Bank Extension wind farms off the Merseyside coast and retains a presence at an operations centre on the banks of the River Mersey.
Liverpool city region firms played a key role in the supply chain for those projects and the knowledge they gained will be in demand for Hornsea Project Two, located 89km off the Yorkshire coast and scheduled to start generating power in 2022
The suppliers event will be held On Wednesday, November 14, at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherman and both the project team and tier one suppliers, will be on hand to help businesses understand the opportunities the 1.4GW wind farm will bring to the UK.
Duncan Clark, programme director for Hornsea Projects One and Two, said: “We’re committed to developing and growing a UK supply chain that can not only support our projects, but export to projects worldwide as the offshore wind industry grows.
“Hornsea Project Two is an unprecedented infrastructure project that will involve hundreds of contractors. As well as the larger and specialised components, such as the turbines and the foundations, it of course requires smaller or standardised components and services such as electrical equipment, fasteners and cables.
“This event is not only so UK suppliers are aware of Hornsea Project Two and understand how they can be involved, it’s about linking them up with Tier One suppliers so they can work together to meet the needs of the supply chain at all levels from an early stage.
“We want to make sure that UK companies focus the right capabilities to grasp the business opportunities, brought by this project, and also from the rapid, international growth of the industry.
“Offshore wind exports could grow five-fold by 2030 and the UK supply chain needs to be ready to leverage and benefit from this clean growth revolution.”
The event will take place from 9.45am to 4pm. To register for a place please click here