UK suppliers missing out on wind power boom
24 May 2011

The UK started work on 1.5GW of offshore wind last year, according to the Crown Estate, which also agreed leases with developers for Round 2 extensions for the period 2014-16.
Last month, Eon was given the green light for its 230MW Humber Gateway scheme and, while possible, it is unlikely Centrica will have to wait another year to get planning consent for the proposed 620MW Race Bank development.
So, with all this activity, why are parts of the supply chain struggling to stay afloat? And why is there talk of an offshore wind "hiatus" for the next year or two?