Working with us
At the end of 2023, more than 260 UK firms, suppliers and consultancies had helped to progress and shape the project, making it a truly collaborative effort. 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.
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
There are no current supply chain events planned for Inch Cape but please check back for future activity, which will be posted here.
Substations event for suppliers
Having secured a Contract for Difference in Allocation Round 4, Inch Cape Offshore Limited is progressing towards construction. In 2022 the project’s substation package was awarded to the Siemens-Iemants consortium and includes the supply of both the offshore and onshore substations.
The onshore substation is at the former power station site at Cockenzie, East Lothian, with early enabling works completed in late 2023.
In terms of offshore, 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.