Offshore Wind Conference kickstarts critical year for Scotland

Offshore Wind Conference is organized by Scottish Renewables in Glasgow.
by Arne Vatnøy
Communication manager

Norwegian Offshore Wind met with the major developers in the Scottish market during this two-day conference in Glasgow.

Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW) attended Offshore Wind Conference 2024 the 24th and 25th  of January in Glasgow. The conference kickstarts a critical year of actions to address barriers affecting the deployment of offshore wind in Scotland.

For NOW, the conference provides the temperature of the Scottish offshore wind industry. Alle the major developers in Scotland were attending the conference, and NOW met with most of them. 

During the conference, working group leader for the UK market Alfred Risan, and Tor Arne Johnsen, EU advisor in Norwegian Offshore Wind, received new and updated information of the wind projects in the Scotwind and INTOG leasing rounds. This will be brought forward to members of the Working Group for UK in a webinar on opportunities in the UK market.

Ocean Winds are one of the key developers NOW met with.

-Even though the industry is facing challenges and the expected FID for most of the projects in Scotland are expected in the second half of the decade, the early phase of project development is going on as planned, says Alfred Risan, and adds:

-The commercial opportunities will show up. For the Norwegian suppliers who like to be early movers the time for positioning into these projects start now.

He urges members of Norwegian Offshore Wind who are interested in the UK maret to sign up for the UK & Ireland Working Group. 

Developers in the UK Market

Here is the list of wind farm developers that Norwegian Offshore Wind met during the conference. Tor Arne Johnsen will be more than happy to connect companies that are interested:

  • EnBW and BP: MORVEN, MORGAN and MONA
  • Fred Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall: MUIR MHOR
  • Ocean Wind: MORAY WEST, ARVEN and CALEDONIA
  • EDF: NEART NA GAOITHE
  • BlueFloat and Renantis:  SCARABEN, SINCLAIR, BROADSHORE and BELLROCK
  • SSE renewables: BEATRICE, OSSIAN, BERWICK BANK

(Projects are not exclusively Scotland)

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