Offshore wind supply chain review aims to win global business

The UK Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a review of the UK supply chain. The outcome, expected in Q3 this year, will be a supply chain development plan for the industry, with deliverable opportunities and suggestions on how the UK can increase productivity and value at every stage of the offshore wind supply chain.

The review Martin Whitmarsh, former McLaren Group chief executive. He will be supported by  Claire Canning from ORE Catapult, Kasper Sørensen from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Thomas Ellson from innogy and Victoria Sinclair from ScottishPower Renewables.

Whitmarsh said: “I want the UK’s offshore wind supply chain to be in pole position in this increasingly competitive global market. Increasing supply chain productivity will directly lead to lower costs and enable UK companies to seize new opportunities across the globe.

“Another key part of the review is looking at how SMEs can join this growing industry, making sure they understand what industry needs and routes into the sector. I’m looking forward to working alongside the industry experts and engaging with suppliers at all levels of the value chain, and I’m confident that we’ll be able to produce a clear plan, with tangible recommendations to achieve the ambitious targets the OWIC has set for the industry.”

Further reading

Onshore wind: an industry for a post-Brexit UK?