Local procurement is at the heart of our development strategy and we are actively working with the Scottish Government, local authorities, local suppliers, potential manufacturers and other parties to maximise the economic benefit to Scotland, and in particular the East of Scotland. This will help position the region to benefit from long-term UK and international opportunities.
Fife and the wider areas of east-central Scotland, in particular, will see the benefits of NnG in terms of jobs and local supply chain activities.
Many of the local supply chain companies’ employees will bring skills developed in the construction of the Forth Crossing and aircraft carriers projects, as well as other offshore wind farms, to help deliver NnG. These highly skilled engineering jobs will be sustained by NnG and added to with opportunities across the region’s supply chain.