Supply Chain Development
The construction of offshore wind turbines is a relatively new industry, requiring global procurement of infrastructure (such as wind turbine generators) , much of which is not manufactured locally to the Moray Firth, or indeed to Britain.
Significant economic opportunities will, however, be created in terms of construction and installation of many stages of the project. In order to enable local, Scottish and UK companies to take best advantage of the opportunities which offshore wind construction and operation can bring we have engaged from the outset with the local authorities and agencies responsible for the economic development around the Moray Firth (including Highland Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray Council, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise) as well as the UK and Scottish Governments.
A number of different supply chain events have been held at various strategic points in the development of the projects in order to inform local enterprises how they can become involved in the offshore wind supply chain. The events have been attended by hundreds of local enterprises, and have allowed us to introduce and to introduce local companies to some of our potential ‘Tier 1’ contractors (see the Moray East Contracting Strategy).
Our supply chain registration page provides a route for companies to register their interest, enabling us to advise of future supply chain events and allowing us to make our ‘Tier 1’ contractors aware of the services offered.