OWGP announces £2m support package for UK offshore wind supply chain

Posted by Hazel Duhy on

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) is launching a new £2m package of funding and business support activities for the UK offshore wind supply chain.

The package includes two new funding calls totalling £600k, as well as intensive business transformation support activities through the £1.5m Sharing in Growth Programme.

The OWGP is a key part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal between industry and the UK Government and is funded by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), with a budget of £100m over ten years.  The programme supports the growth of UK businesses looking to capitalise on the huge opportunities offered by the global offshore wind sector. A new tranche of funding from OWIC members has enabled these new programmes, which will form part of the UK’s green economic recovery following the global Covid-19 health pandemic.

The two new funding calls include:

 - A cross-sector call that aims to bring technology and companies from other sectors into offshore wind.

- An open call, which provides a wider opportunity for UK companies already working in the offshore wind sector to grow market share through increased competitiveness and development of new products or services.

In addition, expressions of interest to participate in the Sharing in Growth programme will open in August. The Sharing in Growth programme has been highly successful in the aerospace sector, and up to £1.5m will be used to deliver a similar, high-value programme to up to ten supply chain companies in the next 12 months.

This new round of funding builds on the success of the pilot funding calls in January 2020, which saw seven supply chain companies share £400k in projects to drive cost reduction from advanced manufacturing techniques and develop advanced sensors and communications solutions for offshore wind. More...

For more information on OWGP, current opportunities and how to apply, please visit https://owgp.org.uk/about/funding-opportunities/

For more information on how to apply please contact info@owgp.org.uk

There will be a briefing webinar on Tuesday 4 August 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm and you can register here

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