New partnership to address strategic supply chain challenges for offshore wind

Published 2 October 2023

Everoze, Lumen EE, Scotia Supply Chain and Generating Better form partnership to address strategic supply chain challenges for offshore wind

Everoze, a leading technical and commercial consultancy specialising in renewables, storage, hydrogen and wider energy flexibility, has announced a partnership with Lumen Energy & Environment, a specialist renewable energy consultancy focused on supply chain growth and a successful energy transition, Scotia Supply Chain, a specialist supply chain consultancy, and Generating Better, operations & maintenance specialist advisors. The four companies also bring together an extensive list of associates including Bruce Clements, Mike Newman, Rich Furniss, David Garner and David Oswin.

Addressing critical challenges in the supply chain is essential for the rapid growth in offshore wind with many billions of investment needed to unlock the 380 GW of new capacity expected globally over the next ten years1. The problem is that it is hard to build a successful offshore wind supply chain. It requires a deep understanding of capability, the ever-evolving competitive and commercial landscape, and the interventions that help grow companies in offshore wind.

This partnership will leverage the complementary expertise and experience of the companies to provide strategic supply chain support in the UK and internationally. The aim is to help developers, suppliers and policymakers identify and overcome the barriers and opportunities in creating globally competitive offshore wind supply chains.

The partnership has experience supporting 100s of companies in the offshore wind sector and has worked on over a 100GW projects. The team offers a customer-centric and collaborative mindset, direct access to senior experts, and market leading tools and insights. This was demonstrated most recently on the ground-breaking UK Offshore Wind Supply Chain Capability Analysis – delivered to the Offshore Wind Industry Council and Offshore Wind Growth Partnership – the final report of which is published today.

Paul Reynolds, Everoze Partner, said: “We appreciate that supply chain development is a major challenge for the offshore wind sector. We believe a collaborative approach is essential and are delighted to bring together this strong partnership, perfectly placed to co-create solutions that help developers, suppliers and policymakers deliver exciting global growth.”

Maf Smith, Lumen Energy & Environment Director, mentioned: “We are excited to work with Everoze to help our clients navigate the complex and dynamic offshore wind supply chain landscape. In a world of ambitious projects and a large global pipeline, but with real global, national and local supply chain constraints, we believe this partnership will provide a valuable service to the industry as it seeks to maximise the benefits of offshore wind for local communities, businesses and the environment.”

Alan Duncan, Director at Scotia Supply Chain, commented: “I am delighted to be further strengthening ties with Everoze and their industry-leading partner network. The offshore wind supply chain faces a number of unique and nuanced challenges. The sector will experience exponential growth over the coming decades, the supply chain is now a global one, succeeding on the world stage requires developers and suppliers alike to work together to manage the ever-trickier demand/supply equilibrium, ensuing that cost, quality and delivery is not compromised in the face of rapid growth”.

Sally Lockwood, Director of Generating Better added: “We are very happy to be part of Everoze’s partner network.  We feel privileged to work alongside a group of true experts and practitioners and add our knowledge and experience to this vital area.  Vibrant supply chains at all levels are an important element of a successful offshore wind project and are needed at all stages of the project lifecycle to ensure safe cost-effective operations and deliver operational performance excellence.”

The Team