UK exported wind and marine energy products to 44 countries last year

The 434 contracts signed were worth up to £7.5m each

The Big Zero report

The UK’s wind and marine energy companies exported products and services to 44 countries last year.

That’s according to a new report from RenewableUK, which shows a total of 43 British companies worked on 434 wind, wave and tidal energy projects throughout Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Antarctica.

The contracts were worth up to £7.5 million each, with some companies earning £20 million overall from their wind and marine energy exports.

They ranged from exporting small onshore turbines to providing 80-metre blades and cables for offshore wind farms.

The UK also exported expertise in the form of consultants to help develop wind, wave and tidal energy projects worldwide.

The top export destinations for these technologies in order were Germany, the US, France, Denmark, China, the Netherlands and Ireland.

RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal said: “It’s great to see that UK companies are winning multi-million pound contracts to work on wind and marine energy projects on all seven continents.

“We are an outward-looking sector, increasingly export-led, securing new deals worldwide.”

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