Working with us

The Inch Cape team is working to optimise the wind farm in close cooperation with the supply chain, assessing innovative technologies and adopting new ways of working. Key focus areas are cost of energy and carbon footprint, minimising construction time and maximising efficiencies, all while prioritising health and safety. 

Through an innovative multi-contracting strategy, Inch Cape will award at least 20 specific work packages and is on target to place a quarter of its packages directly with non-Tier 1 suppliers. This inclusive approach broadens opportunities for suppliers, benefiting not only Inch Cape but also contributing positively to the offshore wind sector and future projects.

Register for our supplier database

If you are a supplier interested in working with us or with our key contractors, please register for our supplier database here. Our procurement team refer to the database when shortlisting for tenders, your details will be shared with our contractors and you will receive information about upcoming events and relevant project updates.

Specific tender opportunities will be posted on the North Sea Transition Authority’s Energy Pathfinder a portal providing visibility of upcoming opportunities on the UK Continental Shelf. To see how the Energy Pathfinder works you can view this guidance video. It is recommended you bookmark the portal for reference.

Clusters

As well as expressing interest with us directly, we would encourage suppliers to engage with local offshore wind clusters. Inch Cape is particularly working with Forth & Tay Offshore and Energi Coast and is also a member of DeepWind. It will also pay to keep an eye on industry events for example those run by Scottish Renewables and Renewable UK.

Supplier case studies

To date more than 260 UK firms, suppliers and consultancies had helped to progress and shape the project, making it a truly collaborative effort. Case studies of just some of those suppliers, giving an overview of their contribution to the project, can he found here.

Opportunities with shareholders

Both Inch Cape’s shareholders are committed to working with the supply chain to identify opportunities for local businesses. To register your interest in learning about future supply chain opportunities with Red Rock Power, visit their supply chain page. Or to find out more about working with ESB, visit the company’s supplier information page.

Upcoming supply chain events

Inch Cape Supply Chain Expo

Wednesday 12 June to Thursday 13 June 2024

The Inch Cape Supply Chain Expo will be held over two days (12/13 June 2024) at Forth Ports’ Leith Cruise Terminal, Edinburgh to enable potential suppliers to learn about upcoming opportunities with the project and its Tier 1s. Organised by NOF (Energi Coast) and supported by Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster. 

Bookings are now open. To find out more and for details on how to register click here.

Previous events

Working with Inch Cape: Supply chain lessons and learnings webinar

Inch Cape hosted a free webinar with more than 230 attendees in April 2024. Those who dialled in heard ideas on how to improve their offering to ensure they are presenting themselves in the best light and got an insight into Inch Cape’s procurement process and contracting opportunities. The webinar also included a status update as the project heads into full construction. Feedback forms provided the opportunity for attendees to comment on how developers can better support them.  A recording of the webinar can be viewed here and the Advice for suppliers booklet mentioned can be found here

The event was organised by NOF (Energi Coast) and supported by Forth & Tay Offshore.

OEUK ShareFair 2024

The Inch Cape team hosted a series of around 25 one-to-ones meetings, exhibited and held an update presentation and at this year’s Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) Share Fair at P&J Live in Aberdeen on Wednesday 20 March 2024. Around 700 delegates registered for the event which gave Inch Cape an opportunity to present its progress to date and meet potential Scottish and wider UK-based suppliers. Presentations from the event can be found on the OEUK ShareFair 2024 website.

Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference 2024

Project representatives met with more than 20 potential suppliers at the Inch Cape Meet-the-Buyers Business Booth (aka the pink igloo) at Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference 2024. A wide range of suppliers presented their companies in a series of one-to-ones on 24 and 25 January in Glasgow.  Inch Cape also supported Norwegian Energy Partners (Norwep) via an update presentation on the project and a number of one-to-ones.  The team will follow-up the conversations with suppliers as part of ongoing dialogue.

Substations event for suppliers

Siemens Energy and Iemants will supply the wind farm’s substation platform, with fit-out and assembly of the offshore transformer module (OTM) and its jacket foundation taking place at the Smulders yard in Wallsend, Newcastle, before transportation by sea to the wind farm location off the Angus coast.

An event, held at Musselburgh Race Course on 13 September 2022, highlighted the wide range of opportunities for local businesses on the construction, transportation and installation of the project’s onshore and offshore substations, and the delivery timelines. Substations supply chain event master slide deck