Scottish Power to hold supply chain jamboree with 500 would-be bidders for £2.5bn offshore wind farm contracts

Simon Gray
Simon Gray

Glasgow-based Scottish Power is to hold a day-long supply chain event for its £2.5 billion East Anglia-1 offshore wind farm as part of an ‘all-energy’ exhibition and conference for the southern North Sea.

Representatives from up to 500 supply chain companies are expected to attend the event, in the hope of winning contracts for the 102-turbine, 714-megawatt wind farm.

Simon Gray, Chief Executive, East of England Energy Group, said the event will help supply chain companies to understand important developments taking place while grasping new opportunities that are being opened up to them.

He said: “These include the potential for new tight gas discoveries, innovative methods of exploiting small and marginal pools, the rejuvenation of existing gas fields through real innovation, and the multi-million pound budgets associated with decommissioning redundant platforms and wells.

“The region also has huge opportunities in both the nuclear and offshore wind sectors. All of these will be on the agenda for the conference and exhibition.

“We will also be exploring the implications for the supply chain of the change of ownership of many of the SNS gas fields, and the opportunities this presents.”

The first day of the conference will cover a wide range of industry issues with leading figures from the renewable energy, onshore and offshore oil and gas and nuclear power sectors. These include:

  • Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, Renewable UK
  • Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG)
  • Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)
  • Representative from the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
  • Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil & Gas UK

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