Companies Urged to Register for Argyll Offshore Wind Opportunities
Posted 13/07/2023 12:01
Supply chain companies in the renewable energy sector have been urged to register for advanced notice of potential contracts related to a major offshore wind project in Argyll. The call comes after a well-attended supply chain event held at the European Marine Science Park near Oban, organized by the DeepWind Cluster in partnership with ScottishPower Renewables. The event provided information about the MachairWind project being developed west of Islay and highlighted the supply chain needs and potential benefits for local companies. ScottishPower Renewables, the developer of MachairWind, shared project details, including its proposed generating capacity of 2GW, which could power over two million homes in the UK.
Representatives from supply chain businesses, manufacturers, fabricators, logistics firms, and more attended the event, with a mix of local and non-local participants. The project is seen as a major opportunity for Argyll and the Islands, and the hosting organizations encouraged companies to register with the project web portal to stay informed about future opportunities. The MachairWind project presents a significant chance for local contractors and companies in the region to benefit from the offshore wind industry.
Keira Wilson, Senior Project Manager for the MachairWind project at ScottishPower Renewables, expressed enthusiasm about the event and the interest shown in the project. She emphasized the importance of aligning the skills, capabilities, and experience of the Scottish supply chain with the requirements of the offshore wind farm in Argyll and Bute. The next step for interested companies is to register and stay connected with the project to seize the emerging opportunities.
By facilitating engagement between industry stakeholders and providing a platform for collaboration, events like these contribute to the growth and success of renewable energy projects, fostering local economic development and supporting the transition to clean energy sources.