Ørsted is holding an event to encourage potential UK suppliers to learn more about how they can benefit from the proposed world’s offshore wind farm.
Hornsea Project Two will be located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast and when fully operational in 2022, will become the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, capable of powering over 1.3M UK homes.
The event will be held at Magna Science Adventure Centre and the project team and tier one suppliers want to talk to firms who want to know more about potentail contracts at the Hornsea Project Two.
Hornsea Projects One and Two programme director Duncan Clark said: “We’re committed to developing and growing a UK supply chain that can not only support our projects, but export to projects worldwide as the offshore wind industry grows.
“Hornsea Project Two is an unprecedented infrastructure project that will involve hundreds of contractors. As well as the larger and specialised components, like the turbines and the foundations, it of course requires smaller or standardised components and services such as electrical equipment, fasteners and cables.
“This event is not only so UK suppliers are aware of Hornsea Project Two and understand how they can be involved, it’s about linking them up with Tier One suppliers so they can work together to meet the needs of the supply chain at all levels from an early stage.
“We want to make sure that UK companies focus the right capabilities to grasp the business opportunities, brought by this project, and also from the rapid, international growth of the industry. Offshore wind exports could grow five-fold by 2030 and the UK supply chain needs to be ready to leverage and benefit from this clean growth revolution.”
In the past five years Ørsted has placed contracts with nearly 100 different UK companies to help build and maintain their offshore wind farms. According to the firm, the majority of these contracts have a value of over £1M and more than 75% of these companies have received multiple contracts.
The event will take place from 9:45a to 4pm at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, on Wednesday 14 November.
Businesses looking to attend should register their place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hornsea-project-two-supply-chain-event-tickets-48906503669