Orsted offshore wind supply chain

 

UK offshore wind supply chain

We’ve built a sustainable and competitive supply chain to support our offshore wind farm projects

 

Ørsted is proud to have been constructing and operating offshore wind projects in the UK for over 15 years. During this time, we have built up close relationships with suppliers from across the UK who have helped us to deliver these significant infrastructure projects. Working with the supply chain has enabled increased economic value to the UK, through technical innovation, job creation, exports and local investment. 

In the past five years alone, we have directly placed major contracts with over 200 UK companies, with many hundreds more supported indirectly to help build and maintain our offshore wind farms.

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Our UK supply chain

 

We are committed to putting the UK at the heart of the green transformation. The investments we are making are supporting the development of local supply chains. Our UK supply chain map provides a snapshot of UK offshore wind energy suppliers that have worked with us.  

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We are keen to connect with suppliers who can help deliver our projects. The first step is to register on the Ørsted Procurement Portal.

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Our global portfolio is enabling UK suppliers to export and drive their global growth

 

By 2030, UK exports to the global offshore wind market are estimated to increase fivefold to £2.6bn per annum. We have worked with over 45-UK-based companies who have exported goods and services from the UK to support the development, construction and operations of our global portfolio of offshore wind farms. 

We look forward to developing these collaborative partnerships with new and existing competitive UK suppliers as we deliver our future pipeline of projects in the UK and globally.

Maximising the opportunities for UK industry

Ørsted is playing a leading role in delivering the UK’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal, an ambitious partnership between the UK Government and the offshore wind industry that will see 40GW of offshore wind by 2030.

We are committed to supporting the continued development of the UK’s offshore wind clusters and work closely with a number of collaborative business support programmes, which act as a catalyst for innovation and seek to leverage skills and capabilities from other industrial sectors. This includes the University of Hull’s Aura initiative, the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) initiative and the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP).

Explore a selection of companies who have supported our global offshore wind projects

We’re looking for suppliers with innovative solutions

Ørsted Offshore continues to be at the forefront of innovation, R&D, technology development and cost reduction in offshore energy. Maintaining this position is in no small part a result of supporting and collaborating with innovative companies and research organisations from our own and related sectors.

A recent example of this is the development of the ‘Get Up Safe’ (GUS) motion-compensated lifting system by the Scottish engineering innovator Pict Offshore. The company, which following development work with Ørsted has received support from Scottish Enterprise, developed a new technology for lifting technicians onto wind turbine platforms that is safer, simpler and more effective.

Do you have an idea for an R&D project that you would like Ørsted to participate in?

Watch the video below to explore the PICT technology.

 

UK supplier profiles

Discover some of the UK suppliers we work with below
Construction

Attollo Offshore

Aberdeen-based Attollo Offshore provided jack-up accommodation during construction of our 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm in the North Sea. 

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Construction

Belfast Harbour

Working with Belfast Harbour, we helped to develop a dedicated port facility able to store essential components of an offshore wind farm in order to support the growth of wind energy in the Irish Sea.

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Operations

Tidal Transit

Norfolk based firm Tidal Transit specialise in offshore wind crew transfer and have supported Ørsted’s O&M activities on a number of UK projects.

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Export

Seajacks

Seajacks operate self-propelled jack-up vessels for the offshore wind sector. Headquartered in Great Yarmouth, they have worked with Ørsted on offshore wind projects in the UK and Taiwan. 

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Construction

CWind

Chelmsford-based CWind provide CTVs, project services and offshore training and have supported Ørsted on a number of UK and European offshore wind projects.

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Operations

MHI Vestas (now Vestas Wind Systems)

MHI Vestas (now Vestas Wind Systems) have exported 80m blades from their Isle of Wight factory to our offshore wind projects in the UK and Germany.

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Construction

Ordtek

Ordtek, based in Norfolk, are unexploded ordnance risk management experts. They have supported Ørsted on a number of offshore wind projects in the UK, USA and Taiwan.

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Export

Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa offshore wind facility in Hull has manufactured blades for a number of our UK projects alongside acted as a load out port for turbine installation.

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Operations

Hobson & Porter

Hull-based firm Hobson & Porter have supported Ørsted since 2014 when they were contracted to build the Westermost Rough Operations & Maintenance base at Grimsby Royal Docks.

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Construction

Hutchinson Engineering Ltd

Based in Cheshire, North West England, Hutchinson was awarded a contract for the fabrication and on-site assembly of 30 Suspended Internal Platforms for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.

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Export

Ordtek

Ordtek, based in Norfolk, are unexploded ordnance risk management experts. They have supported Ørsted on a number of offshore wind projects in the UK, USA and Taiwan.

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Export

CWind

Chelmsford-based CWind provide CTVs, project services and offshore training and have supported Ørsted on a number of UK and European offshore wind projects.

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Construction

JDR Cables

JDR, based in Hartlepool and Littleport in Cambridgeshire,  have supplied subsea power cables and accessories to Race Bank, Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2 offshore wind farms.

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Construction

MHI Vestas (now Vestas Wind Systems)

MHI Vestas (now Vestas Wind Systems) have exported 80m blades from their Isle of Wight factory to our offshore wind projects in the UK and Germany.

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Export

Attollo Offshore

Aberdeen-based Attollo Offshore provided jack-up accommodation during construction of our 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm in the North Sea. 

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Development

Ordtek

Ordtek, based in Norfolk, are unexploded ordnance risk management experts. They have supported Ørsted on a number of offshore wind projects in the UK, USA and Taiwan.

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Construction

MHI Vestas (now Vestas Wind Systems)

MHI Vestas (now Vestas Wind Systems) have exported 80m blades from their Isle of Wight factory to our offshore wind projects in the UK and Germany.

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Construction

Osbit

Headquartered in Northumberland, with an assembly facility at the Port of Blyth, Osbit has supported the execution of several of our offshore wind farm projects, providing bespoke engineering solutions to Tier 1 project contractors.

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Operations

CWind

Chelmsford-based CWind provide CTVs, project services and offshore training and have supported Ørsted on a number of UK and European offshore wind projects.

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Construction

Prysmian

In 2018, with our growing project portfolio and increasing project scale, we worked with Wrexham-based cable installers and suppliers, Prysmian for additional array cable supply capacity on Hornsea 2.

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Construction

Seajacks

Seajacks operate self-propelled jack-up vessels for the offshore wind sector. Headquartered in Great Yarmouth, they have worked with Ørsted on offshore wind projects in the UK and Taiwan. 

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Construction

Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa offshore wind facility in Hull has manufactured blades for a number of our UK projects alongside acted as a load out port for turbine installation.

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Construction

Tekmar Energy

Tekmar Energy, based in Newton Aycliffe, northeast England, provides protection systems for subsea power cables, umbilicals and flexible pipes. The company has and has worked on a number of Ørsted offshore wind projects including Burbo Bank Extension and Hornsea 1.

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Construction

Wilton Engineering

Wilton Engineering based in Middlesbrough provided 20 transition pieces to Hornsea 1 including, outfitting, coating and load out. 

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