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1 June 2023
Offshore Wind

Supply Chain – What Does a Floating Future Offer our Supply Chains?

There is unlimited potential for Wales and the region to benefit from the multi-billion pound economic opportunity that the Celtic Sea represents.

Local supply chains in Wales can benefit from the manufacture and installation of floating offshore wind, but it’s essential that socioeconomic and regional supply chain benefits are prioritised over international competitors.

Green Economy Wales spoke with Helen K Thomas, Senior Supply Chain Manager for Offshore Wind at RWE, about the opportunities for supply chains in Wales, impact on skills and the contract for difference.

Jay Shepperd of Marine Energy Wales talks about some of the detail around the longer-term benefits in developing a rigid supply chain.

Phil Johnston, Business Development Manager at Celtic Sea Power, stresses the importance of being upfront and honest about our strengths and weaknesses in developing our supply chain opportunities.

Simon Cheeseman from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult discusses the Celtic Sea cluster, a free to join network to bring together the supply chain ecosystem to understand the opportunities that are available and help businesses get ready for future procurement calls.

Nick Revell, Managing Director at Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, spoke about the game changing impact the freeport will have on the supply chain network and in particular, the ability to offer continuity of employment.

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