Offshore sector handed boost

The government has announced that it is to give more backing to offshore wind power after pledging to cut support for onshore wind and solar energy.

Great Yarmouth company welcomes offshore announcement

The government has announced that it is to give more backing to offshore wind power after pledging to cut support for onshore wind and solar energy.

The Great Yarmouth firm CLS employs around 200 people, working in the oil and gas, wind energy and nuclear sectors.

Their Managing Director Scott McMillan says that it's good news for the company:

"Today's announcement is a real shot in the arm for us in the East.

This region's unique in that it works with all the different types of energy and it's this mix that will be vital in providing this country's future energy needs.

Anything that gives us more investment is obviously very welcome."

– Scott McMillan, Managing Director at CLS

Offshore energy sector in the East handed a boost after government cut onshore funding

The government has announced that it is to give more backing to offshore wind power.
The government has announced that it is to give more backing to offshore wind power. Credit: PA

The government has announced that it is to give more backing to offshore wind power after pledging to cut support for onshore wind and solar energy.

The news has been welcomed by those working in the offshore sector in our region.

Today, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announced that from 2015, set prices for offshore wind power will be increased while those for onshore and solar energy will be cut.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander today announced a switch in focus to offshore energy.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander today announced a switch in focus to offshore energy. Credit: PA

Our region is at the forefront of offshore energy with work soon to start on developing the East Anglian array off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast - the world's largest offshore wind farm.

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