A partnership helping to save lives at sea

Ørsted first partnered with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in 2015, helping to fund the lifeboat running costs of lifeboat stations in Barrow; Clacton-on-Sea; Humber; New Brighton; Ramsgate; and Wells ― all of which are close to Ørsted’s offshore wind farm locations. In 2018, Ørsted extended its partnership to include Skegness Lifeboat Station.

Our contribution has ensured volunteer crews can continue their lifesaving work at sea and to date has directly supported more than 1,700 lifeboat launches, helped more than 1,900 people in distress and saved 88 lives.

Orsted partnership with RNLI

The next phase of our partnership will focus on supporting the training of its crews at the seven lifeboat stations over the next two years to help the charity continue their invaluable work.

RNLI volunteers train at least fortnightly on station and regularly at night to replicate real life emergencies. This training is supported by attendance at the award-winning residential RNLI College in Poole, visits to stations by trainers and via distance learning courses.

RNLI sea survival training sponsored by Orsted
With 12 operational offshore wind farms in the UK, Ørsted shares the same strong focus on safety and training is a central focus to ensure that staff have the right tools and the knowledge to keep everyone safe working at sea.
Grimsby Youth Zone

Grants and sponsorships

Learn about our national and local partnerships that we have here in the UK