There are concerns that changes to the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme could hamper future offshore wind investment decisions. As part of the amendments, offshore wind developers may have their subsidy terminated unless they deliver on pledges to utilise the domestic supply chain.
Bosses at Vattenfall called for a “transparent supply chain assessment process” to be put in place in order to minimise the investment risk.
However, the Swedish renewables giant welcomed the decision to bring forward the timeline for assessing supply chain plans to the Milestone Delivery Date, around 18 months after CfD award.
EDF has signed a new membership agreement with the Nuclear AMRC to drive innovation in low-carbon power generation and support UK manufacturers.
EDF, Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, has supported the Nuclear AMRC’s development over the past decade, and the new tier one membership strengthens and deepens the relationship between the two organisations.
With state of the art facilities on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) is a joint initiative with industry and part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult that is designed to help build and enhance the UK’s civil nuclear new build industry.