Scotland has a phenomenal offshore wind resource. It also has the ambition, innovation and commitment to be a global leader in offshore wind, delivering significant levels of investment and creating thousands of jobs.
Developing this resource will play a vital role in meeting the Scottish Government’s targets of generating the equivalent of 100% of electricity consumption from renewable sources.
This website highlights the opportunities presented by the offshore wind sector in Scotland. It also provides links to publications and sign posts more in-depth information provided by the partners and stakeholders.
Scotland’s unique advantages
Scotland is perfectly positioned to be a powerhouse of renewable energy. We have an estimated 25% of Europe’s total offshore wind and tidal resource. Plus an estimated 40% of the UK’s total fixed offshore wind potential.
- Scotland is an innovator and leader in the energy sector with successful and long-established oil and gas companies with offshore experience.
- We have strong manufacturing capabilities and are home to world-leading companies such as BiFab, Global Energy Group and Steel Engineering who have successfully transitioned to renewables.
- We are emerging as a global centre for research and development in offshore wind technology and attracting key international investors.
- Scotland is home to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult - a UK wide technology, innovation and knowledge centre established in Glasgow by the Technology Strategy Board.
Building the industry
Creating the infrastructure to support a successful offshore wind industry.
Journey to 2050
Learn about the strategic plans for offshore wind in Scotland moving forward to 2050.