The funding wants to support innovation across the sector to reduce long-term costs, enhance health and safety standards, and broaden educational opportunities within the industry.
Speaking on the occasion, Economy Secretary Keith Brown said that Scotland hopes to become a great innovator in the offshore wind sector and this £2 million funding will further support the industry.
Moreover, Mr. Brown added that offshore wind has helped Scotland achieve its energy targets and deliver a low-carbon energy system. Scotland has benefited from this and decided to offer this funding to ensure that its offshore wind sector develops successfully and sustainably.
Providing his comment of the funding, Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of ORE Catapult, mentioned:
Innovation is at the heart of ensuring Scotland’s success in the offshore wind sector, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the Scottish Government. This funding will help to improve service vessels, offshore communications, and robotics and artificial intelligence, and ensure that Scottish companies are well placed to take advantage of the job growth, export opportunities and economic benefits that the sector provides.