UK estimated to gain over 100,000 offshore wind jobs by 2030

A new report released by the Offshore Wind Sector Council (OWIC) is predicting a significant increase in jobs in the UK offshore wind sector by 2030 – with forecast jobs exceeding 100,000 for the first time.

Almost 70,000 additional workers are needed for offshore wind over the next seven years to manage the expected project pipeline of nearly 100 GW.

According to OWIC, the industry is set to employ 104,401 people by 2030 to meet current targets – an increase of 6,936 since last year’s forecast.

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