About the Cluster

Future Vision

Forth and Tay Offshore (FTO) was established to support and advise companies on Scotland’s east coast about the many business opportunities from the growth of offshore wind. The ‘cluster’ was set up in early 2019 in direct response to the launch of the UK Government’s Sector Deal for Offshore Wind, which set a commitment for the technology to generate a third of the UK’s electricity needs by 2030. Overseen by a steering group made up of local authorities, developers and Scottish Enterprise, FTO is working to accelerate and expand the growth of the offshore energy sector on the east coast of Scotland.

offshore acitivites

To achieve that goal we will support our members by:

Providing information and updates on:

  • The growth of the local, national and international offshore wind industry
  • Contract opportunities through ‘Meet the Buyer’ events, updates and newsletters
  • Funding opportunities, such as the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership
  • Existing support services from Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise, such as the Offshore Wind Expert Support programme
  • How local training providers can support your expansion or diversification, and how they are helping the growth of the sector
  • Innovation support and potential partnerships with local research bodies and universities
  • Promoting member companies through the FTO and Scotland Offshore Wind Supply Chain database
  • Facilitating one-to-one meetings with offshore wind developers and their main suppliers to discuss contract opportunities at relevant events
  • Sharing case studies of other companies which have successfully entered the offshore wind market

Promoting member companies through the FTO and Scotland Offshore Wind Supply Chain database

Facilitating one-to-one meetings with offshore wind developers and their main suppliers to discuss contract opportunities at relevant events

Sharing case studies of other companies which have successfully entered the offshore wind market

Supply Chain

Partners

  • Angus Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • East Lothian Council
  • EDF Renewables
  • Fife Council
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • Red Rock Power Limited
  • Scottish Borders Council
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • SSE

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