Floating Wind Farm Developer Launches Supply Chain Portal
Posted 19/09/2023 13:31
The joint venture partners behind the proposed Muir Mhòr floating offshore wind farm off the east coast of Scotland, Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall, have introduced a supplier portal, offering domestic supply chain opportunities worth over £12 million.
Prospective suppliers, technical innovators, skills providers, and development partners are encouraged to engage with the project team through a dedicated supplier registration page on the project website. This initiative reflects the project's commitment to transparent and inclusive engagement with the supply chain from an early stage, aiming to stimulate growth within the domestic supply chain and maximize local opportunities.
In addition to the supplier portal, the joint venture partners plan to host "meet the buyer" events in the coming months to further engage with potential suppliers.
David Hinshelwood, Project Director for Muir Mhòr Offshore Wind Farm, emphasized the project's commitment to Scotland's green energy future and the importance of stimulating sustainable growth within the local supply chain. The project has already awarded over £3.87 million in development contracts to Scottish suppliers and is actively exploring local supplier options.
Stephen Kennedy, Procurement and Commercial Manager for the wind farm, noted the capacity challenges in the domestic supply chain but highlighted the positive market growth in the Scottish and UK offshore wind supply chain.
The Muir Mhòr Offshore Wind Farm project aims to leverage the ScotWind initiative, representing a significant investment in Scotland's green energy future, and foster the growth of a world-class Scottish supply chain.