Offshore Wind Supply Chain Clusters

As part of the UK's Offshore Wind Sector Deal between Government and the offshore wind industry, two supply chain clusters have been formed in Scotland. The Forth & Tay Offshore and the DeepWind clusters. The Scottish Government have also formed the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) to help co-ordinate the wider industry activity across Scotland.    

SOWEC (Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council)


A Scottish Government and industry body co-chaired by Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, and Brian MacFarlane of SSE. Its aim is to co-ordinate a Scotland wide response to the Offshore Wind Sector Deal and to work directly with the two Scottish supply chain clusters to help deliver it's 4 main themes.
Four sub-groups are being set up for each theme along with a fifth to tackle Barriers to Deployment in Scotland led by Claire Mack of Scottish Renewables.

The four sub-groups are the:

Developer - led by Guy Madgwick of Red Rock Power
Innovation - led by Andrew Jamieson of the ORE Catapult
Skills - led by Jim Brown of the ESP
Supply Chain and Cluster - led by Isla Robb of Scottish Enterprise and Alan Duncan of Scotia Supply Chain Ltd



The Scottish Clusters

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Companies or organisations wishing to join the DeepWind cluster should download the membership form using these links. The form is available in Microsoft Word or as a PDF file. 

DeepWind Membership Form (Word document)

DeepWind Membership Form (PDF)

You must be based in Scotland or have a Scottish office to qualify for membership. Overseas companies looking to develop projects in Scotland or Tier 1 contractors are eligible to join in order to benefit from access to the DeepWind supply chain companies.  



Forth and Tay Offshore Cluster

Companies or organisations wishing to be represented by the Forth and Tay Offshore should click on the logo to visit our dedicated website and register on the directory.