Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom jobs were created in 2013–14 as a result of investment in offshore wind projects by the Green Investment Bank.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Green Investment Bank has provided finance to five offshore wind farm projects. Estimated information about the number of jobs supported by these is provided to the Bank by the operators. Complete data is not currently available as one operator has yet to report. The data received in relation to the other four projects is set out below and indicates that these support around 1,330 construction jobs and 250 ongoing operational jobs.

Project Year of GIB investment Construction jobs Ongoing operational jobs
Walney 2012/13 N/A 40
Rhyl flats 2012/13 N/A 19
London Array 2013/14 N/A 100
Gwynt y Mor 2013/14 1,330 90
Westermost Rough 2013/14 Data not yet supplied Data not yet supplied

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