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Offshore Wind Journey Starts Here for Forth and Tay

6 September 2019

Industry and the Public Sector have united in a major venture to accelerate and expand the growth of offshore energy supply chain on the east coast of Scotland Renewables under the name of Forth & Tay Offshore.  

 

This will be achieved through a series of activities designed to support innovation, collaboration, investment in skills and market awareness, while also promoting our existing supply chain capabilities.  Participating councils are Angus, Dundee City, Fife, Perth & Kinross, East Lothian and Scottish Borders with support from SSE, EDF Renewables and Red Rock Power Limited. 

 

A series of business breakfasts throughout the east coast of Scotland are planned to kickstart engagement throughout September visiting North Queensferry, Musselburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. For more information and to book visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/forth-amp-tay-offshore-26328485269

 

On behalf of Fife Council, Councillor Altany Craik, Convener - Economy, Tourism. Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee commented: 

 

“This is an excellent opportunity for the east of Scotland consortium to promote the area as the destination of choice for new investments in the UK offshore energy supply chain. With a world-leading supply chain and coastal infrastructure, Forth & Tay Offshore is well positioned to meet the full lifecycle needs of the offshore renewables sector.” 

 

Andy McDonald, Head of Low carbon, Scottish Enterprise said:  

 

Scotland’s offshore wind sector continues to go from strength to strength, with two major projects beginning construction, three participating in this year’s CfD auction, and a multiple new sites being offered via the ScotWind leasing round. 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. 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. 

 

For further information on Forth & Tay Offshore cluster, check out  https://www.forthandtayoffshore.co.uk/