MEMBER NEWS: Opportunity to feature in go-to supplier database for offshore wind developments

July 12, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: Opportunity to feature in go-to supplier database for offshore wind developments

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: [email protected].

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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