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Infrastructure Show: Offshore wind farm boss dismisses idea of central delivery organisation

Renewable energy firm Mainstream offshore chief executive Andy Kinsella yesterday dismissed suggestions that the UK’s upcoming Round 3 offshore wind programme would need a central delivery organisation to help offset price increases in the supply chain.

Speaking at NCE’s Infrastructure Show in Birmingham Kinsella said that in some sense there was a co-ordinator through land owner the Crown Estate but added that Mainstream would be managing its own supply chain.

“We have a £12bn programme to develop Hornsea offshore wind zone,” said Kinsella. “We’re not going to leave it to another firm to identify where the bottlenecks in the supply chain are.”

Cost consultant Davis Langdon has put forward an idea to land owner Crown Estate to introduce one body that could co-ordinate the supply chain and package contracts in a similar manner to the structure in place on the Olympic Park and for Crossrail. The firm believed this would be the best way to manage possible constraints in the supply chain and avoid price rises.

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