Ørsted, one of the leading energy companies in northern Europe and a global leader in offshore wind power, supports the running costs of seven RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK.

RNLI boats navigating between Ørsted wind farm in the ocean
Ørsted helps to support seven RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK

Ørsted has pledged its support to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to help the charity in its mission to save lives at sea, with a three-year partnership.

Global leader in offshore wind, Ørsted will make a major contribution of more than £200,000 to fund running costs of lifeboats at seven RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK to help the charity continue their invaluable work.

Ørsted first joined forces with the RNLI in late 2015 to support six lifeboat stations over two years – a partnership which has so far helped to fund nearly 600 launches and aid more than 580 people at sea.

Ørsted has offshore wind farms in operation or development in close proximity to each of these seven locations, and this partnership will provide further support to local communities in these areas.

Matthew Wright, managing director at Ørsted UK, said:

“We’re extremely proud to continue our partnership with the RNLI for another three years and help this amazing charity save lives at sea. As a company building major offshore wind projects to be the backbone of the UK’s future energy system, we understand the challenges faced by RNLI crews working out at sea, and we want to help these lifeboat stations continue operating safely and efficiently. Ørsted is hugely committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we operate, which is why supporting the vital service provided by the RNLI makes so much sense to us.”