Wind Energy Supply Chain and Skills

Engagement and strategic collaboration are key to gearing up for the varied and diverse opportunities ahead. 

There are companies of all sizes and backgrounds working and thriving in the wind industry. By 2030 our wind farms could help to create thousands of skilled jobs across the UK, making wind the backbone of a reliable, affordable and fossil free energy system.

Onshore wind supply chain opportunities

We have plans to build a number of wind farms in Scotland by 2030. We're meeting the supply chain. Come along to an event near you.

Where When

Meet the Buyer, Aberdeenshire

Venue: No.30, The Square, Huntly

AB54 8BR

To register, please email:

16th April, 2024

Onshore Supply Chain

Read more about the opportunities within our main construction contracts.

Interested in being one of Vattenfall's suppliers?

Option 1: VSB on Achilles

Vattenfall's main supplier registration system is the Vattenfall Supplier Bank (VSB). We use VSB in order to have access to updated information on our suppliers and to monitor how suppliers fulfil certain requirements applicable to Vattenfall, such as Health & Safety and Sustainability. VSB is administered by our service provider Achilles and consists of different registration levels.

The Achilles platform is a Joint Qualification System that is also used by other utilities in the Nordics and Central Europe. You can find out more about VSB and Achilles at this link. This database is managed by the Vattenfall procurement team.


Option 2: Project Supplier Databases for SMEs and local/regional companies

We know that one size doesn't fit all and sometimes smaller companies need a different or more informal approach.

The Onshore & Offshore Wind Supplier Databases provide us with a means of connecting local suppliers, SMEs and businesses with strong community links to our key delivery partners and their sub-contractors. They also provide Vattenfall and the project teams with an in-house procurement resource which helps us to identify opportunities to spend locally.

These databases are managed by the stakeholder teams working on onshore and offshore wind projects and you are welcome to sign up for as many of the options as you think appropriate and relevant for your business.

Sign up for the Offshore Wind Supplier Database

Sign up for the Onshore Wind Supplier Database


Our Armed Forces Pledge

Vattenfall UK is a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and holds a silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). 6% of our workforce in the UK already comes from an armed forces background and some share their stories in these case studies.

From unemployment to the wind industry

Worley, formerly 3sun Group already employs 200 technicians and around 30 new jobs have been created through their contract with Vattenfall. Find out more about Worley's wind turbine inspection technicians, who now have careers in offshore wind after being unemployed.

See also

A regional approach focused on communities, opportunities and fossil freedom.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

A hub of offshore wind innovation.

Aerial photo of a wind farm with several wind turbines located in a lush green landscape.

The largest onshore wind farm in England and Wales.