Energi Coast welcomes sector deal comment from Business Secretary


Energi Coast, the North East of England’s Offshore Renewables Group, has welcomed the Business Secretary Greg Clark’s comments that the offshore wind industry will receive a sector deal.


Mr Clark was speaking in the region at the Prosperity North East conference, held at Teesside University, which focused on post-Brexit opportunities for key sectors including clean energy.


During the event Mr Clark said that clean energy was a race the Government wants to be in, which offshore wind forms a prominent part and therefore will receiving a sector deal as part of the Industrial Strategy.


James Ritchie, Chairman of Energi Coast and CEO of Tekmar Group, plc, said: “A sector deal for offshore wind is a vital part of creating a sustainable industry. I was buoyed by the Business Secretary’s enthusiasm for the offshore wind industry at the conference and the key role it has to play, both in terms of generating clean energy, but also enabling innovative UK companies to strengthen their position in the sector’s supply chain.”