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.
|BW23 - Growing Ayrshire B2B Exhibition||Wednesday 4th October|
|DG Chamber Business Exhibition 2023||Thursday 5th October|
|Cairngorms Business Partnership Annual Conference||Monday, 6th November|
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.
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.