Working with us
As at early 2024, 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 some of those suppliers can he found here.
Moving towards full construction, Inch Cape will continue its inclusive approach through use of an innovative multi-contracting strategy which broadens opportunities for suppliers.
If you are a supplier interested in working with us or with our key contractors, please register your interest in opportunities here.
Inch Cape will have at least 20 specific work packages and is on target to award a quarter of its packages directly with non-Tier 1 suppliers.
When relevant tender opportunities arise, the project team will use the supplier database for reference and suppliers will be notified. The team will also post relevant opportunities 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.
Inch Cape’s team is working to optimise the wind farm which means working closely with the supply chain, assessing novel technologies and innovations, and adopting new ways of working. Key areas of focus are reductions in the cost of energy and carbon footprint, minimising construction time, and maximising efficiencies, while prioritising health and safety.
Our supply chain approach should not only benefit Inch Cape but also contribute positively to the wider industry and future offshore wind projects.
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. It will also pay to keep an eye on industry events for example those run by Scottish Renewables and Renewable UK.
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.
Supply chain events
The Inch Cape team will be presenting and holding one-to-ones at this year’s Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) Share Fair at P&J Live in Aberdeen on Wednesday 20 March 2024. For more details visit the event website.
Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference 2024 (24/25 January 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. 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 (13 June 2022)
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