About the Cluster

Future Vision

With an Offshore Wind Sector Deal due to be announced, providing a pathway to 30GW of deployed capacity by 2030 in the UK, European ambitions to exceed offshore wind generating capacity in excess of 70GW are truly achievable. Deployment of 30GW of capacity will ensure that the UK maintains its position as the global leader in offshore renewables.

offshore acitivites

Why Forth & Tay?

Who is involved:

  • Angus Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • Fife Council
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • East Lothian Council
  • Scottish Borders Council

Supported by:

  • SSE
  • EDF Renewables
  • SDIC – Red Rock Power Limited
  • Scottish Enterprise

All of which have a track record of working together

Established Capability:

3.75GW capacity by 2030 which is 12% of UK capacity, 2GW currently consented & 450MW currently moving into construction

Balance of Plant (cabling foundations and substations)

Operations, Maintenance & Service & Skills (including R & D and training)

Local Strategic Drivers:

Tay Cities Deal - Greater regional working to create a world-class renewable energy & decommissioning capability


  • Attract & retain inward investment within offshore wind sector
  • Develop & promote the regional supply chain
  • Work with regional further & higher education institutions
  • Maximise supply chain & employment opportunities in the Forth and Tay cluster
  • Support Forth & Tay entities to maximise & compete for UK-wide & international opportunities
  • Invest in value-added infrastructure

Supply Chain