Energi Coast is the North East of England’s Offshore Wind Cluster.
Made up of more than 30 key regional businesses and stakeholder organisations involved in offshore wind, the group works to showcase the vast supply chain capabilities in this sector within North East England, promote the region as a key hub for servicing both the UK and International offshore wind markets and address the themes arising from the sector deal announced in early 2019.
The cluster is made up of Developers, Ports, Supply Chain, Skills & Academia, Innovation & Research Organisations and the two Local Enterprise Partnerships. Each Energi Coast participant acts as a regional Ambassador for offshore wind and is committed to ensuring the cluster has a strong voice to represent the supply chain and this vibrant industry which has huge economic benefit for North East England.
The North East of England region has been active in the offshore wind sector since the inception of the industry. The first UK offshore wind farm built in 2000 and subsequently the first successfully decommissioned in the UK is located off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland and, to date, supply chain companies from within the region’s cluster have been involved in the vast majority of offshore wind farms globally.
Over the last few years the offshore wind market is booming, and already having an extensive portfolio of projects in this sector, we have successfully used our experience and expertise to position ENGIE Fabricom as leader in this field and, as such, we have secured a record number of contracts over the last 12 months in offshore wind.
Having a base in the North East of England, we believe that we will have a lot to offer and also gain from being part of this key network. We very much look forward to working with fellow Energi Coast Cluster participants to share good practice, promote the sector and contribute towards shaping the future of the UK’s offshore wind sector.