We undertook a supply chain analysis for a number of planned projects, exploring local supply opportunities in a wide range of areas, from major components to local services.

The document was used both by the device supplier to initiate new contact with potential suppliers and by enabling bodies seeking understand the potential supply chain for a tidal device supplier.

We also provided an overview of tidal energy development plans across Scotland and forecast the level of investment expected in projects up to 2020 with anticipated breakdown of areas of expenditure.

Finally, we advised likely evolving methods of procurement and recommended actions to stimulate local supply.