Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take urgent action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay and energy minister Paul Wheelhouse, the industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to ensure that supply chain companies are well positioned to benefit from upcoming offshore wind projects. The industry has been asked to consider urgent action for achieving ambitious local content targets as part of the UK government’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal. As a result of the summit, the Scottish government has promised to explore how the Scottish parliament reviews and approves decommissioning plans. In addition, representatives from the offshore wind sector committed to undertaking a strategic capability assessment of fabrication in the UK, and to identify the areas with the highest potential for growth.
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