clean energy from the northern seas
The domestic renewable energy resources from Europe’s northern seas represent an extraordinary economic and investment opportunity.
Who we are
norstec is an industry-led network, bringing together key players in the offshore renewables sector, who are working together to address shared challenges and who will play a key part in helping to fully realise it.
norstec signatories range from developers of offshore wind projects, major manufacturers and the wider supply chain, to trade bodies, research institutions and The Crown Estate.
What we do
Communicatethe scale of the opportunity and the benefits of clean energy in Europe’s northern seas to the public and the business and political spheres
Identifyand constructively promote the establishment of the framework conditions necessary for realising this vision
Fosterexchange and co-operation within the private sector, including knowledge transfer and scientific co-operation necessary to sustain the vision
2020 By 2020, the number of people directly employed in offshore wind in the UK alone could surpass those at the height of North Sea oil and gas production. In a high ambition scenario, up to 185,000 high quality jobs could be directly or indirectly created in the UK.
2022 By 2022, over 8000km of high voltage offshore transmission lines could be laid across the northern seas region.
2035 By 2035, the global cumulative investment in offshore wind could reach up to €490 billion.
2050 By 2050, the electricity equivalent of 1 billion barrels of oil could be generated annually in UK waters alone, matching North Sea oil and gas production.
The network is seeking to expand to bring in a broader field of expertise from investors, academia and NGOs, as well as other sections of industry, to ensure that it can offer a credible, independent voice for the sector and create a group that is greater than the sum of its parts.
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