Wilton Engineering has welcomed the new Sector Deal for the Offshore Wind industry with Government, which can attract substantial inward investment and help create thousands of jobs in the supply chain.

In 2018, Wilton commissioned a report, produced by Sir Michael Fallon MP, the former Energy Minister and launched at an event on Teesside with Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, ‘Winning Locally, Going Global’, which recommended a Sector Deal and the benefits it can bring to the industry.

Bill Scott OBE, Chief Executive of Wilton Engineering, said: “The report Wilton Engineering commissioned in 2018, written by former Energy Minister Michael Fallon, highlighted the importance of a Sector Deal to the offshore wind industry and its supply chain. The UK contains clusters of highly-experienced and expert suppliers, which are integral to the future success of the industry and will benefit from the Sector Deal.

“It will also bring increased confidence within the supply chain to invest in the development of their capabilities and technology and I am delighted that the Government, working in partnership with the industry, has brought the creation of the Sector Deal to fruition.”