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Energy

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs that will be created in the UK as a result of the Norway-UK energy partnership for sustainable growth.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

During a visit to Oslo on 6-7 June, the Prime Minister announced a UK-Norway energy partnership and billions of pounds of new investment by UK and Norwegian companies. The announcement can be found at:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_072/pn12_072.aspx

These investments have the potential to create thousands of jobs in the UK. Details include:

Statoil's further £12 billion investment developing Mariner-Bressay North Sea oil fields will create 800 to 1,000 new jobs, including 200 to 300 jobs at a new operations centre in Aberdeen;

Aker Solutions creating 1,300 jobs in London.

Forewind Consortium's development of Dogger Bank offshore wind farm could create many thousands of jobs.

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