In an effort to develop large-scale projects that will create opportunities for the Scottian supply chain a new Scottish company, Renewable Infrastructure Development Group has entered the offshore wind market.
The business from Edinburgh is working towards the next sustainable production round of offshore wind in Scotland, called ScotWind, to be funded by the Crown Estate Scotland.
RIDG said it distinguishes itself in the delivery of “a simpler, slimmer and more versatile approach to the production of projects that draw on the strengths of existing and new suppliers.”
The company stated that its’ alignment model’ would “ensure that suppliers know their projects much more at key decision points, eliminates technical and financial risks and improves the productivity of the supply chain.”
RIDG’s business manager Mike Hay said: “Offshore wind continues to be a relatively new industry, constantly learning and improvements, but largely interdisciplinary, global-portfolio companies are often unable to react fast enough to this which stifle progress.
“RIDG is different. It’s different. We are a Scottish local business, specifically designed to enhance collaboration, investment planning and creativity between our projects and suppliers by reducing the risk of interaction and making regular two-way information flows possible.
The development director Jack Farnham says: “Offshore wind can become the largest energy producer in Scotland given that buy-ins are made from local communities, the supply chains, and regulators. We agree that this change in focus, as developers operate pro-actively through the supply chain is, is the best way for Scotland to realize its true global potential in the region.
‘ As a new Scottish offshore wind project, we want to see Scottish content at the heart of our plans for Scotland, ‘ said Keith Williamson, Technical Director of the Offshore Wind Technology Committee. “We have partnered with policymakers at all levels to identify and unlock value for Scotland.
“We are therefore able to build and run a large portfolio of projects together with the experienced offshore wind developers and contractors.
“Apart from playing a key role in the UK power network’s decarbonization, ScotWind can become a key contributor to the broader transformation of resources.