Focus on Offshore Wind


Capitalise on one of the fastest growing sectors in the energy industry

The global offshore wind market continued to grow rapidly in 2018, hitting over 18GW of capacity by the end of the year and showing no signs of slowing down, with estimates that it will reach 115GW by 2030 and 200GW by 2040.

In the UK’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal published on 7 March 2019, the government has committed to boosting the sector, including targeting £2.6bn in global exports to growing markets like Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.

Energy Exports Conference 2019 will highlight some of the opportunities available for the UK supply chain overseas, both for existing renewables suppliers and for companies looking to diversify into this lucrative sector.


When and where:

The Focus on Offshore Wind panel session will feature in the Global Opportunities Conference on Day 2, Wednesday 19th June (time to be confirmed).


Karl John

Specialist Renewable Energy – Department for International Trade


The full speaker line-up for the Focus on Decommissioning panel session will be announced shortly.

Where are the opportunities?

The Global Opportunities Conference will feature speakers from some of the world’s top offshore wind developers and EPC contractors who will outline where their development and planned opportunities are, as well as how suppliers can get involved.

Hear from and meet the organisations that provide support to exporting companies, including UK Export Finance who can offer lines of credit to ensure payment is always guaranteed and on time when booking orders abroad.

Plus – one-to-one appointments are available with all of our speaker companies and event partners so you can sit down and discuss the specifics around your individual case.

Diversifying into offshore wind from oil and gas

If you’re a supplier in the UK oil and gas, power or nuclear sectors and are looking for new ways to scale up your business, diversifying into the offshore wind sector could be right for you.

Hundreds of companies in the UK have already seen the benefit of entering the sector, with many transferable products, services and skills that can provide you with a more diverse portfolio that’s better enabled to weather the unpredictability of factors like the oil price.

Plus – as well as sharing what went right about their journey, find out what went wrong and what they would do again if they had the chance to start over.

What if I’m yet to start my exporting journey?

Join the Inspiring Exports Conference to find out how you can start exporting into low-risk markets in the global offshore wind sector. Non-governmental bodies such as UK Export Finance will be on hand to discuss the financing aspect, with lines of credit available to guarantee payment for your order is fulfilled and on time.

The Department for International Trade and Scottish Development International will have speakers and representatives on hand to discuss what are the right markets for you and your business. You can also benefit from their expert in-country knowledge, key industry contacts and consular services to help you take the first step.

Plus – as well as sharing what went right about their journey, find out what went wrong and what they would do again if they had the chance to start over.