Strategic workstreams

We are playing a pro-active role in the development and delivery of the UK's offshore wind industry.

As managers of the seabed around the UK, we have a unique position within the offshore wind industry. This provides us with a high-level and strategic perspective across a portfolio that could deliver a significant proportion of the UK's future energy requirements.

We have access to data on most UK offshore wind projects, which gives us an accurate and unparalleled view of strategic delivery risks. Our work seeks to ensure that the UK offshore wind industry can benefit from our perspective, long-term viewpoint, skilled team and our ability to bring together a host of relevant organisations.

To do this, we have committed £11 million of investment to explore key strategic risks to Round 3 offshore wind delivery. This work focuses on five strategic workstreams that will help mitigate, reduce and manage risks in the following areas:

  • Planning and consenting
  • Supply chain and skills
  • Health and safety
  • Project economics and finance
  • Grid and technology.


All our most recent monthly updates are available under 'Useful documents'. For the full archive, please visit:

Strategic workstreams documents

Working with us

Working together with developers, government and stakeholders to identify and implement appropriate activities within the offshore wind strategic workstreams.

Through our five workstreams, we work with all sectors of industry in order to de-risk the delivery of offshore wind.

Our development partners are on the front line and by maintaining close working relationships with them, through formal and informal channels, we ensure that we have the best view of the issues at hand. This engagement is especially important during the development of risk mitigations.

We welcome interaction with all interested parties on the development of our activities, particularly on the identification, prioritisation and understanding of key delivery risks. If you believe that an approach to risk mitigation can be improved, we would like to hear from you.