WindEurope Copenhagen, 25-27 April 2023
WindEurope is the largest offshore wind trade fair in Europe and took place in Copenhagen from 25th until 27th April 2023.
Our Offshore Wind experts
Contact our trade and investment experts in Offshore Wind to schedule 1-2-1 meetings virtually.
You can find an overview of our experts who attended WindEurope here.
Contact us to receive insights on:
- The complete Offshore Wind ecosystem in the UK and opportunities for international companies
- UK businesses providing leading solutions in the Offshore Wind industry
- New opportunities and advances in Floating Offshore Wind
We look forward to discussing how your business can tap into these opportunities.
Europe's Largest Offshore Wind Market
Advancing Offshore Wind
With 34% (13.8GW) of all global capacity and major collaborations with Europe’s largest energy companies, the UK is the leading investment market for offshore wind in Europe. The UK recognises the important role of offshore renewable energy to reach climate and energy targets, and to build a solid supply chain.
The UK and its partners are turning the North Sea into Europe’s largest climate-neutral energy source. The Yorkshire and Humberside region on the East Coast is home to the world’s largest offshore windfarm Hornsea Two, operated by Orsted, with 1.3GW of installed capacity. Equinor built the world’s first commercial floating wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen.
Floating Offshore Wind
The UK is pushing boundaries through innovation by accelerating Floating Offshore Wind. Floating can unlock 80% of the world’s offshore wind generation potential in waters deeper than 60m. The UK is ahead of the curve with the world’s first floating offshore wind farm (Hywind Scotland, 30 MW) and the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm (Kincardine, 48 MW).
The UK has an experienced and expert supply chain supporting the industry, with particular strengths in wind farm design and surveying, installation and subsea engineering/robotics, supply of array cables, offshore substations, foundations and blades, and offshore asset management, operations and maintenance.
Support for Investors
Investors can take advantage of the UK’s market-leading research and innovation programmes through UKRI, Innovate UK, BEIS (e.g. the Energy Entrepreneur Fund and the Offshore Wind Innovation Hub), the UK's Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Programme and its leading Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.
- Vast opportunities exist for European investors in the UK supply chain including in towers, foundations and cable manufacturing
- Front-end engineering services in the design and surveying of projects, array cables, blades, foundations and offshore substations supply and operations and maintenance services
Explore Commercial Investment Opportunities
Meet 4 UK Businesses Keeping Offshore Wind Moving
UK businesses are providing leading solutions in the Offshore Wind sector, helping international clients realise sustainable projects.
Supported and commercialised via the ORE Catapult, this is a uniquely creepy-crawly robot that will reduce running costs of offshore wind projects and maximise asset lifetimes. The Crawler can be operated out of the line of sight, meaning technicians can remotely perform maintenance tasks without the associated cost, and without being personally exposed to harsh and hazardous conditions.
A global provider of ROV and hydrographic services supported by unique artificial intelligence-based technologies. A track record in supplying services and technology to the Offshore Energy Industry across the world. Invests heavily in research and development, with a vision to provide truly autonomous collaborative subsea robotics to perform Offshore Energy services.
Owns and operates the largest wholly UK-owned fleet engaged in the UK’s offshore industry in the North Sea, providing comprehensive operational experience of the seas around the UK coastline.
The UK is renowned for its industry catapults, and for good reason. The ORE catapult lays a key role in bringing together industry and academia, accelerating the creation, innovation, commercialisation and growth of companies in the offshore renewable energy sector.