Developing the Inch Cape Supply Chain Plan

Xodus Group (Xodus) supported Inch Cape in the development and drafting of its successful supply chain plan (SCP) for the fourth Contracts for Difference Allocation Round (AR4). Xodus worked to identify key impacts of the project’s existing supply chain, and community and skills engagement within the required framework, showcasing its benefits and priority actions realised. Xodus also provided guidance and support on the calculation of UK content, coordinating with the project’s key package managers.


The Xodus team was able to leverage the experience it had with Inch Cape’s AR4 SCP, for work on supply chain development statements (SCDS) for the ScotWind leasing round process, transferring its expertise into a different framework and narrative context. Xodus has since supported several offshore wind projects leveraging further experience and the team’s track record and shifting its offering to strategic and due diligence scopes.

Inch Cape provided important learning opportunities around challenges, potential barriers and suitable mitigation actions in the development of supply chain plan narratives. This, combined with the close and frequent communication with the Inch Cape team, also provided a supportive and fruitful environment for hands-on training of renewables consultants. Xodus appreciated the collaborative and coordinated approach with Inch Cape, enabling effective project delivery to a successful outcome.

Comment from the Commercial Project Manager in-post at the time: “Preparation of the Inch Cape Supply Chain Plan required very rapid assimilation of a huge amount of project information, followed by analysis and compilation of a comprehensive and persuasive plan against demanding timescales. Xodus achieved this and produced a high-quality plan which enabled a commitment to realistic targets and led to obtaining approval from government.”

Quote from the Xodus Project Sponsor:

 “Whilst the “fast track” requirements of this project were complex and multifaceted; Inch Cape was a pleasure to deal with and provided Xodus with timely provision of support and information for the duration of the scope. The successful completion of this scope, and the excellent relationship built, led to a further 18 months of project management and engineering support”.

January 2024

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