Infrastructure development in Scotland
Topic of the practice
Good Practice Information
Dundee City Council promotes the city as a key renewables location. It is a key partner in Dundee Renewables, a strategic partnership of public, private and academic sectors working to build a local renewables industry. The partnership addresses key issues of logistics and supply chain, property options and essential skills that are required to attract inward investment for an emerging offshore wind industry. With Dundee Renewables, Dundee City Council is a partner in East Coast Renewables, a regional body aiming to build on local strengths to capitalise on the economic opportunities offered by offshore wind. A growing number of Dundee businesses are already involved, or are seeking to become so. Dundee Renewables aims to attract wind turbine manufacturers to the city. The time is right for this due to the Crown Estate's round 3 leasing programme for the delivery of up to 25 GW of new offshore wind-farm sites by 2020. Dundee has the benefit of a strategic industrial location with marine access at the Port of Dundee. Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government have developed a National Renewables Infrastructure Plan to assist in the development of a globally competitive offshore renewables industry in Scotland. The plan recognises that Dundee Port has great potential to develop offshore manufacturing in addition to operation and maintenance activities. Once the port is operating in this field, the city will attract further supply chain businesses thus bringing further growth.
Evidence of success
The Port of Dundee is located on the north side of the Firth of Tay, an ideal location for accessing Scotland’s largest offshore wind development sites. The port has the advantage of deep-water access to support jack-up, construction and O&M activities and has a proven track record in offshore engineering and logistics. Riverside berths extending to over 1800m with associated transit sheds, warehouses and lay down areas combine to form an integrated complex able to provide high quality handling and storage.
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Sustainable Industries Institute