RenewableNI was pleased to facilitate a visit by The Crown Estate today (Wednesday 24 May) in conjunction with Invest NI.

During the visit, a roundtable discussion took place with representatives from across the sector working together to achieve Northern Ireland’s Offshore Wind industry.

In addition to meeting enough clean electricity annually to power 1.6 million homes, or 2.5 million electric cars, connecting 1.2GW offshore by 2032:

a total of £1.9 billion will be spent on NI suppliers.

This results in a GVA of £2.4 billion and

1,500 new jobs in peak construction years with a total of 32,400 FTE years across the life of the projects.

Pictured at the session are (l-r) Zoe Crowe, Head of Renewable Electricity, DfE; Clare Collard, Head of External Affairs and Policy, The Crown Estate; Steven Agnew, RenewableNI Director; Dan Labbad, Chief Executive, The Crown Estate; Rachel Sankannawar, Energy and Resource Manager at InvestNI and Will Apps, Head of Marine Development, The Crown Estate.

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