"Norfolk and Suffolk have been named as the UK’s leading centre for offshore wind with the launch of a new cluster in conjunction with the release of the UK’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Offshore Wind Cluster is expected to help create thousands of new jobs and unlock investment in the local area from the opportunities in the whole sector. According to Doug Field, Chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, offshore wind could create more than 6,000 jobs in the region by 2032."
"Nearly 4GW of offshore wind power is operational off the region, accounting for 52% of the UK’s current 7.5GW installed capacity. The cumulative capacity in operations and development off the area is 14.5GW. This could already deliver 50% of the government’s targets for 2030 as set in the Sector Deal.
Approximately GBP 11 billion of development and capital expenditure has been invested in constructing offshore wind projects in the region, with the 971 operational turbines requiring ongoing annual operational expenditure of around GBP 253 million."
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