The package includes two new funding calls totaling £600k, as well as intensive business transformation support activities through the £1.5m Sharing in Growth Programme. These new programmes will form part of the UK’s green economic recovery following the global COVID-19 health pandemic.

The OWGP is a key part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal between the industry and the UK Government and is funded by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), with a budget of £100m over ten years.

Namely, the two new funding calls include a cross-sector call that aims to bring technology and companies from other sectors into offshore wind and an open call, which provides a wider opportunity for UK companies already working in the offshore wind sector to grow market share through increased competitiveness and development of new products or services.

In addition, expressions of interest to participate in the Sharing in Growth programme will open in August.

The offshore wind sector has shown remarkable resilience to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The UK has a fantastic opportunity to use this as a springboard to a green economic recovery,

...Martin Whitmarsh, Chair of the OWGP, said.