Offshore wind now provides about seven percent of British electricity.
Working with the private sector to take advantage of the island nation's surrounding waters to power homes and businesses with increasing amounts of renewable energy, the government said the Offshore Wind Sector Deal will slash the UK's reliance on fossil fuels.
Spearhead a new £250 million Offshore Wind Growth Partnership to make sure United Kingdom companies in areas like the North East, East Anglia, Humber and the Solent and continue to be competitive and are leaders internationally in the next generation of offshore wind innovations in areas such as robotics, advanced manufacturing, new materials, floating wind and larger turbines.
In a deal between the government and the offshore wind sector, industry players have agreed to invest £250m over the next 11 years in exchange for participation in £557m of state subsidies for renewable energy.
MHI Vestas vice president Julian Brown said: "Our recent investment on the Isle of Wight is already delivering on the sector deal ambitions, creating almost 400 new highly skilled jobs in 2019, exporting over three quarters of our 2019 output and investing £1m in a four-year skills programme".
Greenpeace said the 30 per cent target was too low, especially with problems in the nuclear industry.
The Chief Executive of RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal, said: "The Sector Deal is about creating opportunities for the people who will be part of our 27,000-strong offshore wind workforce".
"An ambition of at least 30GW of offshore wind capacity is a fantastic start and we believe that we can go further and should aim to build as many offshore wind projects that are needed to help deliver decarbonisation". We're setting up a new body to develop the right skills for years to come, not only by offering apprenticeships, but also by helping experienced people from other parts of the energy sector, as well as the military, to make the change into offshore wind.
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The offshore wind industry has grown almost five-fold since 2011, with 23 gigawatts installed at the end of 2018 and a large volume of planned projects in Europe, China and the United States.
'Scotland has massive offshore wind potential with a large share of Europe's offshore wind resources and the commitment that the sector deal represents from government, academia and industry will help ensure that our world-leading offshore wind sector develops successfully and sustainably'.