UK about to enter wind energy boom

The recovery of the economy efficiency in the United Kingdom with an estimated +1.5% in 2010 turned out to be rather weak could, however, reach its level of former crises at the end of 2012, according to the Society of the Federal Republic of Germany for Foreign Trade and location marketing. The wind power onshore as well as offshore wind farm belongs to the growth sector with the biggest growth potential according to Germany Trade & Invest.

Siemens wants to invest about 80 million GBP in Hull on the English east coast and to manufacture 6 MW wind turbines for offshore wind farm uses. Besides the Japanese competitor Mitsubishi who intends to invest around 100 million GBP in a research and development centre for offshore-technology in Edinburgh, Gamesa and General Electric (GE) also plan the construction of production sites in Great Britain.

Reason for the investments worth millions was the licensing company. “Round 3” of the estate agency Crown Estate. Announcement winners will develop up to 32 GW of offshore- wind power capacities in nine high sea zones in the coming two decades. The amount to be invested are an estimated 75 billion to 80 billion GBP where tenderers are also German companies like E.ON UK, RWE Npower Renewables and Siemens Project Ventures.