ScotWind offers a historic opportunity for Scotland to take the leadership role in global offshore wind markets of the future, particularly in emerging technologies like floating wind, green hydrogen and battery storage.
We have set an ambition of £2.4 billion spend in Scotland across our Ayre and Bowdun projects – and we are actively supporting local businesses in overcoming barriers to entering the market, as well as funding early-stage STEM engagement in Scottish schools, and collaborating with academia on innovative R&D.
In July 2023, we updated our Supply Chain Outlook Statement for the Ayre Offshore Wind Farm and for the Bowdun Offshore Wind Farm with additional information on its supply chain strategy. Our figures on our ambitions for the local supply chain remain unchanged and are shared by our Tier 1 contractor DEME Offshore, which is overseeing our projects’ EPCI work (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation).
Our two projects are split between floating and next-generation fixed-foundation technologies, offering fresh opportunities for local suppliers and innovative technology developers.
Scotland already excels in floating wind: the world’s first floating offshore wind farm and the world’s largest lie off the coast of Aberdeenshire. This technology presents a real opportunity for Scotland to grasp a first-mover advantage in developing the goods, services and innovative IP for a fast-growing global market.
The overall ScotWind programme is already triggering unprecedented foreign direct investment (FDI) into Scotland: in 2022, foreign investors pledged more than $54 billion to wind projects in Scotland. In that year, Scotland alone attracted almost as much wind power FDI as the rest of the world combined. TWP’s ambitious targets for its spend in the Scottish supply chain amount to more than £2.4 billion over both its projects.
Image: TWP's Supply Chain Manager Gavin MacKay (left) taking the tour of Scapa Flow, a potential site for fabrication and wind farm O&M, with local businesses in September 2023.
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TWP conducts its supply chain outreach through the Energy Pathfinder, which is managed by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA). Here, supply chain companies can find our forward work plans for contracting opportunities, details of upcoming tenders, and key contacts within TWP.
Energy Pathfinder is a great way to streamline our outreach to supply chain and provides a one-stop shop for opportunities in the offshore renewables and oil & gas sectors.
TWP’s founders have a formidable global renewables footprint: they work on projects across every continent on Earth (excepting Antarctica). Our successful ScotWind bids bring us into the UK market as a wind farm developer for the first time.
Over the next decade, we will invest significant sums of money in the development of our Scottish sites, and like all ScotWind developers, we have set out some minimum commitments on spending in the Scottish and wider UK supply chain.
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