Scotland: A Major Destination for Offshore Wind

The Offshore Wind Industry Group has estimated Scotland’s offshore wind energy potential to be around 25% of the entire European offshore wind potential. This means that Scotland has the highest offshore wind energy potential of any country in Europe. With support from the Scottish government, wind turbine Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) have shown great interest in this potential and are currently exploring offshore wind opportunities. Due to the anticipated high growth in the region, many OEMs, component suppliers, construction service providers and offshore vessel providers have entered the Scottish market. This includes OEMs such as Mitsubishi Power Systems, Areva, Samsung Heavy Industries and Gamesa, along with construction and project management service providers including Technip Offshore Wind. The region is now among the most preferred destinations for offshore wind investment and enjoys a strong supply chain for offshore wind turbine components. As of June 25, 2014, Scotland has 3,653 Megawatts (MW) of installed offshore wind turbine capacity and a further 34,775 MW of offshore wind farms in various stages of development.


The scope for offshore wind in Scotland

Details of increasing activity of OEMs

Information about offshore wind power component production facilities

Reasons to buy

To understand the opportunities available in the Scottish wind market.

To understand various strategies adopted by Original Equipment Manufacturers

To understand the advantages of building offshore of wind plants in Scotland

To understand the benefits of offshore supply chain dynamics in Scotland.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

2 Scotland: A Major Destination for Offshore Wind 2

2.1 Summary 2

2.2 Opportunities Available in the Region 2

2.3 Wind Turbine Transportation Eased by Proximity of Deepwater Ports and Minimal Surface Transport Requirements 3

2.4 Establishing Supply Chain: Lower Cost and Ease of Component Availability 3

2.5 Offshore Wind Production Facilities in Scotland 3

3 Appendix 4

3.2 Contact Us 7

3.3 Disclaimer 7

List of Tables

Table 1: Top 10 Planned Wind Farms in the UK as on June 2014 2

Table 2: Offshore Wind Production Facilities in Scotland as of June 2014 4

List of Figures



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