Renewables and clean tech

Scotland's abundant natural resources and renowned engineering heritage gives us unrivalled expertise in the safe, sustainable, profitable harnessing of energy. Exceptional experience, unique offshore energy capabilities and unrivalled support, make us natural supply chain partners for renewable energy projects worldwide.

9,000 supply chain companies

Scotland's renewables and low carbon industry has over 9,000 supply chain companies

Highly skilled workforce

74% of industry leaders consider Scotland as one of world’s best training grounds in renewables

£11 billion* turnover

Our renewables and low carbon industry has an £11 billion turnover, 14% of total UK low carbon turnover

*includes supply chain

Energy is our DNA, it's our lifeblood

Scotland has over 2000 energy and engineering companies who have been supplying offshore oil and gas in the North Sea for 50 years and now sells over £10 billion each year to over 100 countries. Our enterprising energy supply chain hosts a wide range of skills and expertise.

Supply chain, skills and expertise

Scotland's energy resources and targets

Our abundant resources and ambitious decarbonisation targets are powering the growth our renewables industry:

  • 10.8GW pipeline of renewables under construction, awaiting construction or in planning
  • 25% of Europe's entire onshore wind resource crosses the seas around Scotland
  • 10GW of renewable electricity capacity
  • 68.1% of Scotland's total electricity demand met by renewables sources
  • 50% of Scotland's total energy demand to be supplied by renewables in 2030
Sgurr Energy meeting

Unique capabilities delivering world firsts

Strong international partnerships

Scotland has several Energy and Low Carbon Memoranda of Understanding in place with companies / institutions in the Middle East and Asia, to help develop joint renewables and low carbon initiatives, including:

  • Masdar in AbuDhabi
  • Science & Technology Park / ECCI in Hong Kong
  • The Nippon Foundation in Japan
Aerial view of Energy Park Fife

"Scotland's commitment to tackling climate change shows real global leadership. Combining resource commitment in the way Scotland has, ever since the early 2000s, has enabled Vattenfall to invest in more than £400 million in the Scottish wind sector over the past 10 years."

Piers Guy, UK country manager, Vattenfall

Scottish trade delegations around the world

We support Scottish companies to attend and exhibit at major renewables, low carbon and clean tech trade shows around the world, including the Offshore Technology Conference, All Energy Conference and Offshore Wind Conference.

Our global staff can help you source a Scottish supplier or partner.

Offshore Europe stand

Whether you're ready to trade or just want to chat about a potential project, we're here to help.