SOWEC Publications

Reports and publications produced by and on behalf of SOWEC are available to download below.

 

 

  • SIA Collaborative Framework Draft Principles

    January 2022 , SOWEC

    Scotland’s Strategic Investment Assessment recommends use of a Collaborative Framework to support growth of a Scottish Ports Cluster able to secure floating platform manufacturing, fabrication, assembly and load-out activity in Scotland. To this end, the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council has drafted the following principles which will underpin a collaborative framework.

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  • TNUoS Briefing

    January 2022 , ITPEnergised

    Produced for SOWEC by independent consultancy ITPEnergised, this report lays bare the impacts of the higher transmission charges faced by Scottish offshore wind generators in comparison to projects in other parts of the UK. Using the latest National Grid ESO forecasts for Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) charges, the report finds that the difference in charges between the highest and lowest tariff zones is project to double from 2016/17 to 2026/27, further compounding the difficulties Scottish projects already face in lower the cost of energy, competing for CfDs, and continuing to attract investment into the sector.

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  • SOWEC Guide for Scottish Exporters

    October 2021 , Scotia Supply Chain

    Produced for SOWEC by Scotia Supply Chain, this guide aims to appraise current and prospective Scottish exporters of the main offshore wind opportunities between now and 2030, with markets scored against a number of relevant issues to give an attractiveness rating for exporters.

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  • Advertising Portal Report

    September 2021 , BVG Associates

    This BVG Associates report for SOWEC examines the opportunity to increase Scottish companies' awareness of, and subsequent participation in, offshore wind tenders via the development of a centralise procurement portal for the Scottish / UK offshore wind sector. The findings are based on in-depth interviews with stakeholders which examined their requirements for improved visibility and awareness of procurement opportunities for supply-chain businesses.

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  • PQQ Report

    September 2021 , BVG Associates

    This BVG Associates report for SOWEC examines the opportunity to increase Scottish companies' awareness of, and subsequent participation in, offshore wind tenders by promoting greater standardisation of pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) processes and developing a centralised PQQ platform for the Scottish / UK offshore wind sector. The findings are based on in-depth interviews with stakeholders which examined their requirements for improved visibility and awareness of procurement opportunities for supply-chain businesses.

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  • Terms & Conditions Report

    September 2021 , BVG Associates

    This BVG Associates report for SOWEC examines the issues relating to contractual terms and conditions experienced by developers and suppliers in the Scottish offshore wind industry. The report explores potential solutions that can increase efficiency when negotiating contract terms, thus creating a fairer landscape for all tiers of the supply chain.

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  • Floating Offshore Wind in Scotland: Immediate Priorities to Accelerate the Scottish Supply Chain

    September 2021 , NIRAS Group

    This report by NIRAS Group for SOWEC seeks to identify immediate priorities to ensure Scotland’s floating offshore wind potential can be realised. The focus of this report is supply chain improvements that can facilitate Scottish job creation, but it also examines a range of barriers that have the potential to indirectly affect the supply chain and makes recommendations to address them.

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  • Local Content Roadmap

    September 2021 , BVG Associates

    This BVG Associates report for SOWEC sets a baseline for current levels of Scottish content in Scottish and UK projects, content levels, as well as giving industry and government recommendations on a roadmap to increase the amount of work Scottish and UK businesses win from offshore wind. 

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  • Supply Chain Stakeholder Mapping

    September 2021 , BVG Associates

    This stakeholder map of organisations involved in offshore wind aims to provide information to help businesses understand the key sector stakeholders and how they fit together, helping them to now who to engage with, what for, and when.

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