RWE launches supplier program for offshore wind sector


United Kingdom – In an effort to open up investment prospects in renewable energy to a larger group of UK firms, RWE, the leading producer of renewable energy in Wales, has introduced a novel method for engaging suppliers.

The Supplier Transparency & Engagement Programme (STEP), an effort, seeks to increase company knowledge of potential to support the expanding offshore wind industry.

The program will make it possible to better understand supplier capabilities and to collaborate with suppliers to address important supply chain and industry problems.

Floating wind boost

The STEP initiative advances the worldwide floating wind capabilities that has been growing over the past four years and builds on RWE’s approach to supplier involvement. This has involved frequent supplier outreach and multimillion dollar engineering contracts.

Tata Steel UK, ABP Port Talbot, the Port of Milford Haven, and Marine Power Systems are just a few of the possible important suppliers with whom the Celtic Sea team of RWE has already established tight ties.

Seabed rights

As part of a lease round this fall, the Crown Estate intends to distribute seabed rights in the Celtic Sea, which might produce four gigawatts of renewable energy by 2035.

RWE is getting ready to submit a bid in the Celtic Sea seabed lease auction that the Crown Estate will hold later this year, where up to 4GW of floating wind will be awarded, with many more gigawatts anticipated in the future.