Our Supply CHain

Investing Locally

Our vision is to develop a world leading offshore windfarm which will support deep decarbonisation across the Scottish economy, while maximising socio-economic benefits to the Scottish supply chain and the communities in which we operate.

We have committed to a £105 million investment initiative that will be enhanced to £140 million by third parties to support the offshore wind supply chain locally, in Scotland and across the UK.

This investment initiative will be delivered ahead of any final decision to start construction of the project and it will be entirely focused on the West of Orkney Windfarm project.


Although construction of the wind farm will not ramp up fully for a number of years, we believe early engagement is critical in helping local firms understand how work will be advertised and procured, and in enabling them to bid successfully for future contracts.

This autumn, we participated in a number of supply chain events where local businesses met members of the project team to learn more about how to bid successfully for future work packages.

To register your interest in becoming part of our supply chain please complete our:

Supply chain registration form



Central to our approach is our supply chain alignment model – developed through long collaboration with the local and wider Scottish supply chain, and designed to maximise opportunities locally. This is backed by a sustained investment programme phased from 2022 involving:

  • Investment in port and harbour infrastructure
  • Collaborative supplier design and supply studies
  • An exclusive EMEC innovation and demonstration partnership
  • A skills development programme
  • A  supply chain and infrastructure investment fund to enhance key supplier capability and competitiveness


Our Supply Chain Development Statement (SCDS) Outlook document was submitted initially to the Crown Estate Scotland in July 2021 as part the ScotWind Leasing process. The 21-page publication – available to download here – outlines the project’s supply chain and skills development plans and is underpinned by a £105 million project-level investment programme that will be enhanced to £140 million through match funding from third parties.