Our work in the Moray Firth started in 2010 with a programme of engagement which introduced offshore wind as a new concept and a new industry to suppliers, businesses, ports and harbours of the Moray Firth.
Since then Ocean Winds has developed strong relationships with local enterprises, introducing them to the multinational companies of the global offshore wind supply chain. This has helped to enable a greater understanding of the requirements of the new sector and develop market opportunities.
Offshore wind is a global industry; the turbines, transformers, switchgear, etc. needed to build an offshore wind farm are not currently manufactured in Scotland.
However, Scotland is already a world leader in offshore site development thanks to its oil and gas and maritime heritage which offers greatly transferable skills and experience. Continued investment is key to ensuring the country builds the capacity required to capitalise on all the opportunities offshore wind will bring.
Ahead of construction, Ocean Winds has committed funding to the supply chain to address this. An important focus is stimulating the capital investment needed to create facilities locally which can be competitive in the global offshore wind component market.
We recognise the investment in people and infrastructure required to help build Scotland’s offshore wind supply chain needs long-term market opportunities to be worthwhile.Mark BaxterProject Director
Caledonia is part of Ocean Winds’ 6GW offshore wind portfolio in North East Scotland.
This provides a solid pipeline to help enable the sustainable growth of the local offshore wind supply chain for many decades to come.
Already we have started the project development process by contracting various Scottish companies to undertake the studies, surveys and engagement necessary to apply for planning consent.
Through our previous projects we have a long history of supply chain engagement. We have plans to organise various events at appropriate stages of project development to introduce the project to local companies.
If you would like to be notified of these events, please register your details using the form below.
Supply Chain Registration Form
The values of our brand are, sustainability, creativity, flexibility and being human. In Ocean Winds we encourage inspiring and long-lasting relationships, which is why our suppliers play a fundamental role because you are a key element to reaching our objectives.
If you are interested in becoming our supplier, please register and our Procurement Department will contact you shortly if the appropriate opportunity arise. Therefore, we invite you to be part of our family.