GROW can provide up to £500,000 of funding to help you supply the rapidly expanding offshore wind market. The funding can be used to help your business:

BID FOR CONTRACTS

ENHANCE YOUR CAPABILITY

DEVELOP YOUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

MEET THE STANDARDS

EXTEND INTO OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

GROW:OffshoreWind offers your business direct access to market experts, technological know-how and funding support:

FUNDING Access to funding for up front investment - accelerating and sustaining your business expansion

INSIGHT Expert market intelligence and visibility of contract opportunities allowing you to plan with confidence

EXPERTISE Objective assessment of capability and potential - preparing your business to exploit market opportunities

INNOVATION Access to a national network of Technology centres - advance production techniques, enable cost efficiencies and develop high value IP

For more information contact:

Scheme Provider

Manufacturing Advisory Service

Telephone

0207 728 2738

Email

growoffshorewind@mymas.org

Website

growoffshorewind.com

GROW:OffshoreWind

The national offshore wind programme consists of over 40 projects with an estimated investment value of £80 £100bn. DONG Energy, Statoil, Vattenfall, E.On and Galloper are all briefing the market about current build activities and Tier 1′s suppliers are starting to be announced which means there are an increasing number of live opportunities for manufacturers.

To increase UK manufactured content supplied to offshore wind supply chains, the Government has committed funding to shape, launch and deliver a new service GROW:OffshoreWind. Delivered by experienced industry experts from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), Renewable UK, Grant Thornton and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, this service will offer English manufacturers a unique joined up package of consultancy, technology and funding support to help them deliver in this expanding market and benefit from this opportunity, specifically:

  • Manufacturing opportunity estimated to be up to £15bn market value
  • A potential £50bn annual global export market with opportunities in Asia, Europe and the US
  • A rapidly expanding industry that will create an estimated 30,000 jobs by 2021
  • Scope to develop high-value IP that is transferable to other renewable energy sectors

GROW:OffshoreWind will help you:

  • Review qualified commercial opportunities against your capabilities
  • Receive intelligence and live data to target real offshore wind component manufacturing opportunities
  • Plan your product development strategy with confidence
  • Appreciate requirements for certification and quality standards
  • Embrace opportunities to diversify into installation and assembly
  • Understand the requirements for product and system monitoring and maintenance
  • Identify industry collaborators to share insights and experience
  • Understand technical and financial hurdles to supply chain entry and how these can be overcome
  • Improve your sales and contract bid capabilities
  • Assess the calibre and skills of your leadership and management team
  • Connect with industry experts and join a community of like-minded manufacturers
  • Use process technology support to enable innovation, efficiencies and to help develop valuable IP
  • Access funding to help you overcome barriers to supply chain entry