The renewable energy industry
Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering
The Government has selected six locations across England as Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering (COREs), which will be the focus of efforts to attract renewable energy manufacturing companies. COREs are partnerships between central government, local government and local economic partnerships.
Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft were selected following a submission to the Government by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, supported by the four local authorities of Waveney District, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. The other Centres selected include: Tyneside, Teesside, the Humber, Kent and Liverpool.
The six COREs will be promoted by the Government as prime locations for offshore renewable engineering businesses, with a comprehensive package of support on offer. Other measures to help attract investment and stimulate job creation are also being considered to support the COREs.
Being named as a CORE will build on New Anglia's Enterprise Zone, which is designed to attract energy-related businesses to six sites in the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft area.
It is envisaged that the CORE status will place the spotlight on the two towns and enhance their ability to attract thousands of new jobs to Norfolk and Suffolk, within the enterprise zone sites and further afield, and reinforce the area's position as a key location for the energy sector.