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Press Release28th Feb 2022

Aker Offshore Wind named new member of expanded offshore energies trade body

Offshore Energies UK, the leading trade body for the UK’s integrating offshore energy industry today announces its newest member, Aker Offshore Wind.

OEUK are proud to welcome Aker Offshore Wind into the organisation, following the extension of their offering into the exciting renewable technologies of Hydrogen, Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offshore wind.  Aker Offshore Wind joins the host of companies within the OEUK membership already offering expert solutions within the alternative energy sectors.

Established in 2020, Aker Offshore Wind is a renewable energy company with its UK base in Aberdeen which specialises in the exciting new technology of floating offshore wind. The organisation sources and develops projects in deepwater with leading global partners and combines competencies and experience from five decades in the offshore industry to scale and industrialise floating offshore wind in a sustainable way.

Earlier this month OEUK announced it is extending its remit to also represent those with an interest in, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and offshore wind as well as oil and gas. The move, which followed a year-long strategic review saw OGUK changing its name to Offshore Energies UK. ​

Commenting, OEUK CEO Deirdre Michie OBE said:

“Our industry has a vital role to play in helping to achieve net zero, and in combatting climate change. As we move toward a low carbon future, our members will provide the much-needed diversification within the energy mix, allowing us to meet the targets of net zero emissions by 2050, while helping to ensure that lights and power don’t go out across the country.

“We’re delighted to welcome Aker Offshore Wind into our evolving organisation, at what is an incredibly exciting time for our organisation and the wider industry.

Commenting, Aker Offshore Wind UK managing director Sian Lloyd-Rees said:

“We’re very proud to join Offshore Energies UK, playing our part in a just transition and bringing our expertise and experience from decades in the offshore sector.

“With the UK’s long history in hydro, experience in onshore wind, and advances in marine renewables, our next frontier is the development of floating offshore wind, moving out to deeper waters and stronger, more consistent winds.

“Working in tandem with other renewable energy sectors, we are confident that the UK has a successful net zero future ahead of us.”