The support provided by the offshore wind project will include expert advice on manufacturing and commercialisation, as well as funding for innovation, according to ORE Catapult.

In addition, the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership will be provided by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult that aims to support supply chain companies to enable their growth and increase their competitiveness.

The partnership is for the time being based on a four-month assessment of the foundations sector, which focuses on the current and projected requirements for turbine foundations in the UK and abroad, identifying potential barriers to growth and making recommendations to overcome challenges.

As ORE Catapult informed, interested companies for the pilot project will be able to apply in September.

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership will provide practical help for UK companies so they can compete successfully for contracts in this thriving global market.

.... commented Industry Chair of the OWIC and Ørsted UK Country Manager for Offshore, Benj Sykes.

The UK’s global pre-eminence in offshore wind means we are uniquely placed to sell our innovative products and services worldwide.

OWGP will be governed by an independent board chaired by Martin Whitmarsh, former McLaren Group CEO and Formula One Team Principal.