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Today (11 May, 2022) at All Energy in Glasgow, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP launched the SOWEC Collaborative Framework Charter. 24 developers have signed up to the Charter including Forth and Tay Steering Group members, Red Rock, EDF Renewables and SSE Renewables, agreeing to work together to support the supply chain growth in Scotland, with an initial focus on floating platforms and fixed foundations.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:“Wind power is already the cheapest form of power in our electricity mix – it is certainly, for example, cheaper than nuclear power.
“Scotland is developing both our onshore and offshore wind capacity. We have set out our intention of installing a further 8 to 12 gigawatts of onshore wind capacity.
“And the last few months have seen significant progress in developing our offshore wind sector - The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council has co-ordinated a Collaborative Framework Charter, which is being published today.
“It has been signed by 24 companies and under the charter, those developers have agreed to collaborate, to create supply chain work within Scotland.”
SOWEC industry co-chair Brian McFarlane said: “Scotland’s offshore wind industry has made a series of commitments about working to support the Scottish supply chain. SOWEC’s Collaborative Framework is a practical way for developers and Scottish ports to work together, to help build a long-term pipeline of work, creating certainty that ports need to prioritise investment in higher value activities like fabrication. By working together developers can look for joint opportunities and also mitigate some of the risks faced in bringing together the infrastructure we will need to successfully build out the full pipeline of ScotWind projects.”
More information here.
Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm has selected Montrose Port as the location for its O&M base for the 114-turbine development, bringing investment and jobs to the local area for the 25-year life of the project.
It’s all coming together in Dundee, loading in towers and blades at the same time with space left for the Installation Vessel to berth.
The Port of Dundee is now the premier Offshore Wind Marshalling Site in Scotland.
Crown Estate Scotland and Dundee and Angus College to help seize significant opportunities for Montrose area with STEM training initiative
Crown Estate Scotland and Dundee and Angus College have entered into a partnership to inspire people of all ages to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) opportunities at clean growth enterprise hub, ZeroFour in Montrose.
Claire Mack, Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables said:
"Scottish Renewables' Supply Chain Impact report highlights the positive impact renewables projects can have and these case studies show that the strength of Scottish suppliers is being recognised not only by the Scottish market but globally."
Read the press release here - Scottish Renewables - press release
Download the report here - Scottish Renewables - Supply Chain Impact Statement