More than 100 supply chain companies will gather in Inverness to discuss upcoming work opportunities for offshore wind projects. The one-day membership event is organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the DeepWind cluster. It will be held at Inverness College UHI, on Wednesday. The networking day will feature developer updates, and presentations from large wind companies.
BBC 20th Aug 2019 read more »
An alliance aimed at ensuring local companies benefit from a £20 billion investment in offshore wind farms has been hailed an “exciting step forward” for Fife. Fife Council has signed up to the Forth and Tay Offshore Wind Cluster, a group involving local authorities, renewable energy industry leaders and Scottish Enterprise. It has agreed to contribute £10,000 towards developing an action plan that could bring significant rewards to engineering and energy companies across the region, including the mothballed BiFab yards in Methil and Burntisland. Dundee City, Angus and Perth and Kinross councils are expected to match the funding as they too join the cluster. The idea is to develop an in-depth understanding of businesses in the cluster area capable of supplying the rapidly-developing offshore wind sector and promoting them to key industry players, including EDF Energy, SSE Renewables and Red Rock Power Limited. The three energy giants are planning separate major wind farm developments in the Firth of Forth and Tay.
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