A new report aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout Scotland win work on renewables projects around the world has been commissioned by the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (Sowec).
The organisation’s supply chain and clusters group is working with consultants BVG Associates on the study, which will focus on a review of how contracts are awarded in other sectors.
Analysts will investigate best practice in offshore wind as well as the oil and gas, aerospace and automotive industries.
Stephen Thompson, Sowec’s supply chain and clusters lead, said pre-qualification, accreditation and contractual terms were barriers for many firms.
He added: “The results of this work will enable Sowec to drive forward changes… and give confidence to the industry and its supply chain.”