As Scotland’s trade and inward investment agency, we aim to help more businesses from around the world do business in or with Scotland. If you’re an overseas business looking to set up in Scotland, source Scottish products, services or partners we can help.
Offshore Wind in Scotland
The Scottish Government aims to generate 50% of Scotland's overall energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030 and has set an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2045. Offshore wind generation has a key role in delivering against these targets.
Scotland has 915 MW of operational offshore wind including the world's first floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Scotland, and a further 4.1GW of consented projects in the pipeline. One of the largest offshore wind projects in the world, the 950MW Moray East project, is under construction in the Moray Firth and Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm, which at 50MW is the largest floating wind array in the world, is also under construction 12km off Stonehaven.
Crown Estate Scotland has also recently launched the Scotwind leasing round which will kickstart Scotland’s green recovery, meeting net zero targets and bringing multi-billion-pound investments to benefit communities across the nation.
In terms of supply chain, Scotland has several competitive advantages in offshore wind, including:
• established expertise and experience in offshore oil and gas
• a skilled offshore workforce
• excellent port infrastructure
• a strong innovation hub
Many Scottish based companies are already active in and investigating the US offshore wind market or have visited the US as part of trade missions organised by Scottish Development International, including Xodus, Wood Group, Atkins, ITP Energised, Windhoist and ROVOP.
Whether you are looking for customers, suppliers, services or partners, this directory https://osw.directories.scot/ is your Gateway to companies and organisations in the Offshore Wind sector in Scotland. (You can also click on the picture above, of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay, to access the offshore wind supply chain directory.)
You can either search the database by:
• using keywords (e.g. business area, company name, specific activity...)
• using the visual category based search
• and using the advanced category based search.
Or please do contact us for more information and to discuss further.