Offshore wind growth to be discussed by industry representatives

Representatives from over 100 offshore wind supply chain companies will gather in Inverness on 21 August to discuss current and future opportunities in offshore wind.

At the event organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), DeepWind member companies will outline how the new Offshore Wind Growth Partnership will help deliver jobs through increasing productivity and competitiveness. It will also include updates from developers and presentations on the emerging market in floating wind technology.

The DeepWind offshore wind cluster has been established by HIE and Scottish Enterprise to help Scottish companies tap into this booming market. Among the members are EDP Renewables, ENGIE, Equinor, Kincardine Offshore Wind Limited and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

Paul O’Brien, deep wind cluster manager at HIE said: “This is new territory for HIE and Scottish Enterprise as we help create an energy industry cluster. The response from member companies and the support from developers such as EDPR and SSE has been amazing. They have embraced the DeepWind cluster concept and membership has grown tremendously. From a standing start in April this year it has now reached 150 members and this growth looks set to continue.”

HIE

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