Local jobs and investment

We’re committed to using local suppliers and contractors wherever possible during the development, construction and operation of The Big Field Wind Farm. 

Nearly 13,000 people are already employed in the renewable energy industry across the South West and projects like The Big Field Wind Farm help secure these jobs and potentially create more.

National studies have shown that a significant portion of the investment in onshore wind projects can flow into local economies.

The Big Field Wind Farm represents an upfront investment in development and construction alone of more than £30million. Of this, based on our analysis of project costs and the local supply chain, we estimate that at least around £5million could be retained in the Cornish economy. We anticipate the majority of this would be through contracts awarded to local firms and our investment in local infrastructure.

Once construction of the wind farm is complete, we estimate that more than two-thirds of ongoing annual operating expenditure could be retained in the local economy (for example through site maintenance and management contracts placed with local firms, business rates paid to Cornwall Council, community benefit fund contributions, Centre and land rent), amounting to the equivalent of a further £12million over the 25-year life of the project. 

If your company might be interested in potential contract opportunities for work on The Big Field Wind Farm, please use the supplier registration form to get in touch.

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