Carbon Trust welcomes new £2m Scot-Govt boost for offshore wind innovation

Up to £2 million of new funding to encourage innovation in the offshore wind sector and reduce development costs has been announced by the Scot-Govt,

This is to support innovation across the sector to reduce long-term costs, improving health and safety standards, and widening educational opportunities within the industry.

Grants were awarded to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the Energy Skills Partnership in support of offshore wind programmes they are delivering.

Scottish Trade & Industry Minister Keith Brown, commented: “The Scottish Energy Strategy sets out the continuing opportunities for innovation within the offshore wind sector, and this grant demonstrates our determination to help realise that potential, including bringing growth and high value jobs to Scotland’s economy.”

Jan Matthiesen, Director of Offshore Wind at the Carbon Trust, added: “This latest investment demonstrates the Scottish Government’s confidence in the Offshore Wind Accelerator to deliver on its ambition to lower the cost of energy from offshore wind through industry-led research and development.”

20 Jun 2018

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