Wind farm to fund £4.3m to boost skills

Navitus Bay is planning to fund £8.6 million to boost skills and supply chain engagement in the offshore wind industry. The propsed wind farm off the Dorset Coast, which will […]

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Navitus Bay is planning to fund £8.6 million to boost skills and supply chain engagement in the offshore wind industry.

The propsed wind farm off the Dorset Coast, which will have 194 turbines and generate 970MW of power, was recently campaigned against by Bournemouth council.

The funding is part of an agreement with local authorities and was submitted alongside the planning application.

Local employers and training providers will have access to the £4.3 million Skills Fund.

The rest will be used for the Supply Chain Engagement Fund to promote and support opportunities for local businesses in the area.