Onshore supply chain event planned for local and regional suppliers


LEADING renewable energy developer Vattenfall is holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event next month in Aberdeenshire, so that lead contractors can meet potential subcontractors as it readies for the construction of the 14 turbine Clashindarroch II wind farm.

To ensure that communities and local companies benefit, the developer’s lead contractors will be looking to identify supply chain companies in the area who can work on their local wind farm’s construction.

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Vattenfall is inviting the more than 1000 suppliers already registered to its portal, and a wide range of organisations across the Highlands including local Chambers of Commerce, Highlands & Islands Renewables Group.

Representatives from Skills Development Scotland will also attend for discussions around Vattenfall’s plans to create 50 apprenticeships through its supply chain in Scotland by 2030.

To register for the event, please email [email protected].

Speaking on behalf of Vattenfall, Daniel Wills said:

“We want to help the Scottish economy to grow and local companies and communities to benefit from our wind farm projects. We look forward to meeting local companies so we can learn more about their business and discuss opportunities to work together.”

There are a wide range of services and suppliers required to build and operate a wind farm including construction, drainage, and fencing contractors; materials suppliers and building merchants; plant hire and security; fuel providers and waste management, and local hospitality providers and car hire.

The Meet the Buyer is the very first event to be held in No 30 The Square, a Listed former department store in the centre of Huntly that has been comprehensively refurbished.

The project to create a community space, has been part-funded by Clashindarroch I community benefit funds alongside a range of other national and regional funders. No 30 The Square is run by Huntly Development Trust and now houses a café, cinema/performance space, co-working facilities, learning and training space, a multi-purpose gallery and a shop.  

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