UK Wind Energy Supply Chain and Skills

Engagement and strategic collaboration are key to gearing up for the varied and diverse opportunities ahead. 

There are companies of all sizes and backgrounds working and thriving in the wind industry. By 2030 our wind farms could power around 5 million UK homes and create thousands of skilled jobs across the UK, making wind the backbone of a reliable, affordable and fossil free energy system.

Offshore Wind Supply Chain: Opportunities and Expectations Workshop Report

Since 2018, Vattenfall has conducted a number of supply chain meetings with UK companies and hundreds of stakeholders in relation to Norfolk Vanguard, Norfolk Boreas and Thanet Extension offshore wind farm proposals. This set of reports summarises key issues, actions and areas for further collaboration. Please feel free to contribute feedback via the survey linked below. Published April 2020.

A supply chain podcast

Listen to this podcast to find out more about the work already being done by Vattenfall to engage with businesses in the East Anglia region.

The Offshore Wind Sector Deal

Danielle Lane , Vattenfall's UK Country Manager talks about the potential of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, a partnership between the UK Government and the offshore wind industry to deliver an ambitious vision that will see at least 30GW of offshore wind delivered in the UK by 2030.

Find out more about the opportunities available within the offshore wind industry.

Who can benefit?

It may sound vague, but the answer is “anyone”. Some quite small enterprises from the UK have become exporters to other markets already and much more of this is possible.

Working in onshore wind - NetZero jobs

Find out more about the supply chain and employment opportunities in onshore wind from Jon O'Sullivan, Head of Onshore Operations and Maintenance for Vattenfall in the UK.

From unemployment to the wind industry

Worley, formerly 3sun Group already employs 200 technicians and up to 30 new jobs will be created through their latest contract with Vattenfall, the largest contract in the history of the Great Yarmouth-based business. Find out more about Worley's wind turbine inspection technicians David Larter and Ben Kirchell, who now have careers in offshore wind after being unemployed.

Our Armed Forces Pledge

Vattenfall UK is a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and holds a bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), continuing efforts to build an inclusive UK team ready to deliver on net zero.

Case Studies

6% of Vattenfall’s UK workforce already come from an armed forces background and some share their story in the case studies below.

We illuminated this wind turbine at Swinford Wind Farm as a 125m poppy in remembrance of Armed Forces and to raise money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

Start your climate smarter career

Our diverse team want to make fossil free living possible within one generation. Find out more about working at Vattenfall.

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Wind energy news

Sandbank offshore wind farm

Norfolk offshore wind zone: Vattenfall announces Siemens Energy-Aker Solutions consortium as preferred bidder for grid connection infrastructure

Vattenfall AB has announced a consortium consisting of Siemens Energy Limited, Siemens Energy Global GmbH and Aker Solutions as the preferred bidder to develop grid connection infrastructure...

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Sandbank offshore wind farm

Vattenfall’s response to National Grid ESO’s Final Phase 1 report on a more coordinated approach to connecting offshore electricity infrastructure

National Grid ESO’s Final Phase 1 report on a more coordinated approach to connecting offshore electricity infrastructure has been published. This is Vattenfall's response.

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Aberdeenshire Wind Farm celebrates five years and nearly £1 million investment in community benefits

Clashindarroch Wind Farm, owned and operated by Vattenfall, is celebrating five years since it began operating and the major contribution it has made to the local community in that time. As...

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Projects in the pipeline

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

Planning projects to deliver electricity to more than 3.9mn UK homes.

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In Kent, we have a cluster of three offshore wind farms.

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A regional approach focussed on communities, opportunities and a fossil fuel-free future.