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Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) Aberdeen: a new hub for the renewable energy sector

The Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) Ltd will reposition the north east of Scotland as a globally recognised integrated energy cluster. It will focus on the delivery of net zero and a global leader in hydrogen, offshore wind and carbon capture and storage. 

It offers 40 hectares of development sites across specialist campuses, to create the largest dedicated energy transition industrial complex in Scotland.  It will become a thriving catalyst for high-value manufacturing, R&D, innovation and skills supporting the acceleration of low carbon energy technologies.

ETZ Campuses

Marine Gateway 

With direct quayside access, this is part of the £420 million Aberdeen South Harbour development, a new deep-water harbour designed to accommodate the larger ships required to support offshore renewables.

It is ideally located for accessing the huge offshore wind opportunities in the North Sea, including the ScotWind sites – the world’s largest commercial offshore wind leasing round to date

Skills Campus

Committed to developing the skills required for Scotland to transition to net zero, ETZ's Skills Campus includes the National Energy Skills Accelerator (NESA) designed to develop fresh talent.

The Energy Transition Skills Hub offers flexible teaching spaces, a Technologies Demonstration and Teaching Facility and a Welding and Fabrication Academy. 

Innovation Campus

Home to the brand-new Energy Incubator and Scale Up Hub.  New and growing supply chain companies can innovate and collaborate alongside likeminded businesses passionate about net zero. 

Hydrogen Campus 

Aberdeen's proximity to huge commercial offshore wind sites means the ETZ is the perfect location for large-scale green hydrogen production facilities and supporting manufacturing and supply chain activities. 

The Green Hydrogen Test & Demonstration facility allows “on demand” hydrogen to be tested with industrial equipment. 

Offshore Wind Campus

ETZ Ltd has partnered with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to develop the National Floating Wind Innovation Centre. The Centre will provide test and demonstration facilities and will drive collaboration between industry and academia to accelerate the commercialisation of Floating Offshore Wind.

Watch our video introduction

Find out more about the ETZ in this short video.

Energy capital of Europe

Scotland is on a mission to become a net zero nation and Aberdeen is perfectly placed to lead this transformation with a highly skilled energy sector workforce, infrastructure and the highest concentration of energy companies in the UK. For decades, Aberdeen has been home to a world-class energy sector and is widely recognised as the energy capital of Europe.

Supporting your investment

ETZ Ltd is a not-for-profit company. It operates on the basis of no commercial gain. To support your investment through all phases, from initial enquiry to commercial operation and beyond, ETZ will:

  • Create an optimal site plan, identifying exemplary and flexible onshore infrastructure that meets your specific development requirements, embeds net zero principles and is compatible with local planning regulations
  • Prepare a comprehensive delivery timeline for your investment consistent with your commercial ambitions
  • Help you to implement a dedicated jobs and skills plan, securing a workforce ready to support the effective commercial operation of your facility from day one
  • Provide you with access to market-leading programmes, unrivalled advanced technology and R&D capability enabling pre-commercial activity with support and mentorship available to bring new products to market
  • Connect you with potential investors, development partners and globally connected energy export and supply chain companies to support the start-up, operation and growth of your business
  • Facilitate introductions to key decision-makers in local and national government identifying routes to potential public sector funding and support

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Think the Energy Transition Zone could be right for your business? Get in touch today to discuss what you're looking for. 

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Explore the ETZ

Want to take a look around the campus? Take a virtual tour with our interactive map. 

Want to explore in virtual reality?

Get the full virtual experience with our VR tour, best experienced with a VR headset. Depending what device you're using, you should also be able to scroll, drag or use your mouse to navigate the VR space.

Benefits of setting up at the ETZ

Access to talent

Aberdeen has a highly skilled energy sector workforce, infrastructure and the highest concentration of energy companies in the UK. 

Strategically located

The ETZ is well located for Aberdeen International Airport which connects to global hubs of Amsterdam and London. Aberdeen Railway has major routes to Glasgow, Edinburgh and London with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route connecting road travel around the city.

Well connected

ETZ is creating a supportive innovation ecosystem that is second to none, helping businesses to grow, collaborate and flourish across the zone. It’s network of partners work individually and collaboratively through targeted programmes to support the delivery of commercial products and services.

The network includes the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), National Energy Skills Accelerator, National Subsea Centre, The National Decommissioning Centre, Global Underwater Hub, Energy Transition Institute and the Centre for Energy Transition.  

Green space 

As well as its campuses, the Community and Energy Coast areas are hugely important parts of ETZ. Here you'll find plenty of green space and active travel routes.

Best Scottish city to live and work


Aberdeen was recently named the best Scottish city to live and work. Its high quality of life includes excellent schools and housing, a love of the great outdoors, wide open spaces and a true sense of community.

Get in touch

If you're thinking of setting up in Scotland and think the Energy Transition Zone could be right for you, get in touch today to discuss what you're looking for.