We are committed to supporting the development of competitive local supply chains that not only support the construction and operation and maintenance of our UK wind farms but also support us in our other markets. For over ten years, Ørsted has worked closely with UK companies to deliver significant multi-billion-pound infrastructure projects, helping to generate regional economic development.
In the Humber, our pipeline of orders has supported the development of a £310 million Siemens Gamesa blade manufacturing facility. The Hull based site now employs over 1,000 people and is delivering a multi-million-pound turbine order for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. We have also witnessed a number of offshore wind suppliers grow and expand their businesses, including offshore engineering businesses, C Wind and James Fisher and Sons, and offshore substation specialist Semco Maritime – who have all established offices in Grimsby.
Our projects are also helping to drive regeneration in the North West and Barrow-in-Furness, where our multi-million-pound investment in our operations and maintenance facilities on the Port of Barrow led to new ABP facilities, including a new state of the art lead-in jetty. On our most recent project in the Irish Sea, Walney Extension offshore wind farm, we worked with more than 50 local suppliers and contractors from Carlisle down to Lancaster including; Furness Fluid Power, MPM North West Ltd and Underwater Diving Services.
Find out more about how we are supporting the development of the UK supply chain in our regional hubs and across the UK and how you can become an Ørsted supplier.