BORIS Johnson has announced that £160 million will be made available to upgrade offshore wind ports and infrastructure in a bid to make the UK a world leader in green energy.
The UK Government said the new investment will see around 2,000 construction jobs ‘rapidly’ created and will enable the sector to support up to 60,000 jobs directly and indirectly by 2030 in ports, factories and supply chains.
The funding will be available to communities in Scotland, as well as Northern England and Wales. The Government said that UK businesses, including small suppliers, will be ‘well-placed’ to win orders and further investment from energy companies around the world.
Boris Johnson said, “Our seas hold immense potential to power our homes and communities with low-cost green energy and we are already leading the way in harnessing its strengths. Now, as we build back better we must build back greener. So we are committing to new ambitious targets and investment into wind power to accelerate our progress towards net zero emissions by 2050.
“This sets us on our path towards a green industrial revolution, which will provide tens of thousands of highly-skilled jobs.”