Scottish companies interested in providing services to the offshore wind supply chain are invited to be included in a new comprehensive offshore wind database. This database will be the primary resource for developers and Tier 1s contracting for offshore wind developments across Scotland, including the 10GW of wind farms anticipated through ScotWind.
To be included, companies are required to fill out a short survey stating their current capabilities and areas they have ambition to supply in the next five years. This survey will be open until July 23rd.
This survey is being run by global energy consultancy Xodus. In its role as Offshore Wind Cluster Builder, Xodus is working to support Scotland’s existing offshore wind clusters, DeepWind and Forth & Tay Offshore, in their remit to foster collaboration, drive competitiveness and improve productivity in Scottish offshore wind.
As Cluster Builder, Xodus is delivering a range of services to SMEs including one-to-one support, events, workshops, and market intelligence, as well as facilitating collaboration between SMEs and academia.
Xodus is also working to clarify the offshore wind landscape for Scottish SMEs, connecting and simplifying elements of the sector to enable greater engagement and to help them to benefit from the opportunities presented by offshore wind. Xodus has worked with Scottish Enterprise on several projects to support and grow supply chain capability in Scotland. This work includes supply chain analysis for sensing and remote monitoring in marine renewable energy, Offshore Wind Expert Support for SMEs and the collation of Scottish supply chain databases in the offshore wind and green hydrogen sectors.
Hannah Collings, lead consultant – renewables advisory at Xodus said: “We’re excited to launch the Scottish Offshore Wind Supply Chain Survey to capture the capabilities of the Scottish supply chain. A breadth of participation from across the industry will help us showcase the expertise and potential of Scotland’s supply chain companies, help shape the work of the Cluster Builder around the needs of the sector, and help participants tie into the programme of activities being planned by us and our partners.”
The Offshore Wind Cluster Builder project is part-funded by the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund. For further info contact: ClusterBuilder@xodusgroup.com.