New Scottish Cluster Targets Offshore Wind Supply Chain

The Scottish industry and the public sector have established a new cluster dedicated to supporting the growth of the offshore wind supply chain on the east coast of Scotland.

The Forth & Tay Offshore cluster includes the Angus, Dundee City, Fife, Perth & Kinross, East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils with support from SSE, EDF Renewables and Red Rock Power Limited.

The parties said that a series of activities designed to support innovation, collaboration, investment in skills and market awareness will take place, while promoting existing supply chain capabilities.

According to the participants, the new cluster is established as part of the UK Government’s Sector Deal for Offshore Wind, which set a target of 30GW of operating capacity by 2030.

“The new Forth & Tay cluster is well placed to service not only Scotland’s growing offshore wind pipeline, but also the many other projects planned for the rest of the UK and Europe,” said Andy McDonald, Head of Low carbon at Scottish Enterprise.

“The clusters are an ideal route for the Scottish supply chain to tap into innovation, collaboration and skills development opportunities, so I’d encourage any interested company to come along to the business breakfasts to learn how they can become part of Scotland’s offshore wind success story.”

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