Scottish Enterprise has appointed global energy consultancy Xodus Group to the role of Offshore Wind Cluster Builder to develop and grow the offshore wind supply chain across Scotland.
The Offshore Wind Cluster Builder will support Scotland’s existing offshore wind clusters, Deep Wind and Forth &Tay Offshore, in their remit to foster collaboration, drive competitiveness and improve productivity in Scottish Offshore Wind.
The project will do this by delivering a range of services to SMEs including one-to-one support, events, workshops and market intelligence, as well as facilitating collaboration between SMEs and academia.
SSE Renewables has confirmed that 87% of the blades at its 1075MW Seagreen project will be produced in the UK.
Of the 114 V164 blade sets to be installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, 99 will be produced by Vestas domestically for installation off the Angus coast by the end of 2022.
Production by Vestas is currently underway for the Seagreen project at its blade factory and R&D centre on the Isle of Wight