AREG Webinar – Vattenfall – Working together with the Supply Chain

August 25, 2020
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Date(s) - August 25, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Thank you to those that joined our webinar in collaboration Vattenfall, where Rob Lilly presented on Vattenfall’s vision for the future, as well as current UK and European projects. He discussed Vattenfall’s approach to working with the supply chain and the value that the supply chain brings to the company’s operations.


Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest producers of electricity and heat, with over 6 million electricity customers and 2 million heat customers. The company is 100% owned by the Swedish state, with its main markets in Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and the UK.

With around 20,000 employees, Vattenfall’s goal is to be free from fossil fuels within one generation by helping customers to power their lives in ever climate smarter ways.


Rob Lilly, de facto Head of Supply Chain, Vattenfall

Rob Lilly has been in the renewables industry since 2002, working for a wind turbine manufacturer, the largest composites supplier to the wind market and three wind energy developers. Rob now specialises in supply chain management and procurement and is responsible for achieving local content targets, including increasing the number of SMEs in the supply chain. Current projects include Norfolk Vanguard, Norfolk Boreas and ScotWind.

A full recording of the webinar is available below:

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise