National Grid is looking at plans that would see the UK export renewable electricity to the EU. Plans would see wind farms in the North Sea connect to continental Europe via giant power cables beneath the English Channel. The UK currently has the world’s largest offshore wind market and has plans to quadruple capacity by 2030.

John Wood comments:

“It is clear that the UK has strong ambitions for windfarm development over the next decade and with our new acquisition today in Scotland, we are better placed than we have ever been. Our new facilities are conveniently located on the doorstep of these windfarm development sites and our capacity to fabricate quickly has been boosted by 100,000 tonnes of throughput per annum.

InfraStrata is well positioned to take advantage of the high paced growth that renewable energy is set to see with excellent capability and a significantly enhanced fabrication capacity.”

Today, InfraStrata announced its acquisition of two of the three BiFab sites in Scotland, giving it a foothold along both the west and east coasts of Scotland. This expansion has added over 25,000m² of undercover fabrication capacity; 580,000m² of total site area and 24,000 tonnes of quayside load-out capabilities. This builds on the significant capacity at the  Harland & Wolff sites in Belfast and Appledore.

You can read more about the acquisition here.