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Summit in Edinburgh on 2 May will include developers, supply chain, trade unions and government
The UK and Scottish governments are to host an offshore wind summit in Edinburgh on 2 May to look at ways to maximise the sector’s development.
Developers, supply chain companies, trade unions and government will come together to discuss how UK businesses can benefit more from the build-out of offshore wind farms in UK waters.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay (pictured) will co-host the summit with UK Energy Minister Claire Perry.
Mackay said: “Scotland has all the natural resources required to make it an ideal location for offshore wind but we need to ensure our economy isn’t missing out from key contracts going overseas.
“We are committed to maximising the sector in Scotland but we cannot do it alone – we need the whole industry to work together.
“This summit will allow us to talk directly with the key developers and suppliers to establish what more we can do to help.
“The Scottish government will be examining the consent process to ensure we use the powers at our disposal to keep work on these shores.
“And I hope to hear more from the developers and suppliers on what they plan to do to help grow our renewables economy.”
Companies and organisations invited include Boskalis, DEME GeoSea, EDF Renewables, Eon, Equinor, GE Renewable Energy, GMB, Innogy, Jan De Nul, MHI Vestas, Moray East Renewables, Orsted, RWE, Scottish Power, SDIC Red Rock Power, Seway Heavy Lifting, Siemens Gamesa, SSE, Unite the Union, Van Oord and Vattenfall.
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