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Offshore wind

The windbreak of Europe

Around a quarter of Europe's offshore wind crosses Scotland.

This gives us huge potential for large-scale projects. We've got everything you need, from industry expertise and top academic research to government backing at every stage.

Scotland's offshore wind resource

Decades of offshore experience

Expertise built up in the oil and gas industry gives Scotland huge advantages in developing offshore wind projects.

We're proud of Scotland's place at the forefront of the global oil and gas industry. And, by investing in Scotland's offshore wind industry, your project will benefit from decades of experience in the inhospitable environment of the North Sea.

That knowledge and expertise is today helping turn Scotland into a centre of excellence and innovation in offshore wind - and providing a supply of skilled staff and proven supply chain companies.

Academic excellence

An innovative nation, committed to collaboration.

Our universities are working with the offshore wind industry in Scotland.

Their research can help explore more challenging sites while reducing risks.

And they're developing innovative solutions to lower the cost of offshore wind, helping to increase the potential returns of your investment in Scotland.

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Offshore wind support in Scotland

Our support

Here to help your investment in Scotland's offshore wind industry - every step of the way.

Investing in Scotland's offshore wind industry means enjoying all the benefits of our supportive business environment.

We can help you at every stage of your offshore wind investment- from funding to help finding the right location, from help making connections in our supply chain to support finding the right academic partners, we're here to make your project a success.

Offshore Wind Scotland

Explore our offshore wind industry.

The Offshore Wind Scotland website is the key online guide to everything to do with offshore wind in Scotland.

From inward investment support to current projects, from our current offshore wind capabilities to information on our supply chain, you'll find the information you need as you plan your offshore wind project in Scotland.

Visit Offshore Wind Scotland

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Offshore wind

Companies investing in Scotland benefit from our talented workforce.


International sector head - Ewen Cameron

Scotland's abundant resources make it a natural home for your renewable energy project. And you'll also find unrivalled business support, outstanding locations, exceptional experience and unique energy capabilities.

We have offices in 20 countries, staffed by teams who can talk you through Scotland’s capabilities and the funding support that may be available to you.

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