UK EIC and World Forum Offshore Wind Sign MoU

The UK Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offshore wind.

UK EIC and World Forum Offshore Wind Sign MoU
Source: World Forum Offshore Wind

Under the MoU signed in Aberdeen, the two parties agreed to cooperate on offshore wind supply chain project activities.

“We work extensively with supply chain companies and especially those diversifying from oil to gas to offshore wind. EIC members see the sector as key, in terms of long-term opportunities,” said EIC CEO Stuart Broadley.

According to WFO, the deal will see the forum working closely with EIC’s members to foster knowledge and exchange ideas between the offshore wind and oil & gas industries.

“WFO is absolutely delighted to be a partner of the UK’s EIC. As the world’s biggest offshore wind market, the UK is in an ideal position to greatly benefit from the global expansion of offshore wind energy,” said Gunnar Herzig, Managing Director of WFO.

WFO was launched at the end of last year, becoming the first organization dedicated to fostering and promoting the global growth of offshore wind.

The non-profit organization was founded by DEME, E.ON Climate & Renewables, innogy, Green Giraffe, Northland Power, Suzlon Energy, EEW Special Pipe Constructions, Marsh, Watson Farley & Williams, as well as the US Business Network for Offshore Wind, which represents over 200 member businesses in the states.