Benj Sykes - Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council and Ørsted UK Country Manager for Offshore

Guest post by Benj Sykes, UK country manager at Ørsted and co-chair of Offshore Wind Industry Council.

Offshore wind is transforming the UK’s industrial future

Walney offshore wind farm

The UK has the biggest offshore wind farms in the world. Offshore wind is a British success story on a grand scale, thanks to UK-led innovation, and the combined efforts of industry and government, writes Benj Sykes, Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council and Ørsted UK Country Manager for Offshore.

Clean growth is more than a challenge: it’s an opportunity

A long-term view is essential: clean growth must be sustainable. Not only does offshore wind have the potential to become the backbone of the UK’s clean electricity system, it’s delivering thousands of jobs and economic growth to coastal areas and bringing billions of pounds of investment to the UK.