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New project aims to increase number of women in offshore wind sector

The UK’s Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) want to improve the gender balance in offshore wind through a two-step framework. Currently, women only make up 18% of employees across the sector.

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If you are a service employee working at an offshore wind farm, an engineer trying to optimize turbine blades, an administrative manager in a sales department or an executive further up the ladder at a project development firm, you are far more likely to be a man than a woman.

Across the entire offshore wind turbine sector, women only make up 18% of the workforce, and that number must increase to at least 33%, preferably 40%, by 2030, says the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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