Renew’s Study ‘to help Scots businesses win global offshore work’ covers our commissioning by the Scottish Office Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) to help Scottish companies win business in the global offshore wind market.

We’ll be working with the Council’s supply chain and clusters group on a study to help businesses that want to win work do so by reviewing how contracts are awarded in other sectors.

We will be investigating best practice in offshore wind as well as the oil and gas, aerospace and automotive industries to provide a blueprint for supply chain companies to get involved in the sector.

SOWEC supply chain and clusters lead Stephen Thompson said: “Recognising that pre-qualification, accreditation and contractual terms can be a significant barrier to entry and success for many companies, BVG Associates will look at best practice in other sectors and at how to achieve standardised processes, as well as how to increase opportunities for Scottish companies to succeed more widely.

“The results of this work will enable SOWEC to drive forward changes to the supply chain process and give confidence to the industry and supply chain.”

The report, which is expected to be delivered by March 2021, will also explore the opportunity for greater collaboration throughout the supply chain. The study will also look at the wider UK and international markets for export opportunities.

Our work on this project is being led by Neil Douglas.

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