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Inch Cape Supply Chain Expo

Organised by NOF, Supported by Forth & Tay Offshore, Hosted by Forth Ports

12/06/2024, 12:00 PM - 13/06/2024, 12:30 PM

Forth Ports Leith Cruise Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

There are limited places for this free event so we ask that you keep attendees to one per company and choose either Day One or Day Two.

After more than 12 years in development, the project is assembling its Tier 1 contractors ready to start full construction. The Inch Cape team is keen to ensure UK companies are well-placed to bid for contracts with their Tier 1s and would like to welcome the local supply chain to a face-to-face event held over two days in June 2024.

A number of the project’s Tier 1s will be exhibiting over two days and there will be opportunities to hear from them directly, book one-to-ones and meet with others in the offshore wind supply chain. There will also be the chance to find out the latest on the project and have a tour of the port at Leith, for those keen to see how it's being developed.

This event is organised by NOF and supported by Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster (FTO).


Who should attend?

The event is recommended for existing and potential suppliers to the offshore wind sector, particularly those with a local presence or facilities. While attendees can come on either of the days, Day One will focus on wind turbine generators and the wider project and Day Two on the electrical transmission system.

Inch Cape’s available Tier 1 contractors will be present on both days for conversations at exhibition stands or for one-to-ones with suppliers offering goods or services relevant to their requirements.

Those who would like to have one-to-one meetings should register for their preferred day, and then tick the box indicating an interest in one-to-ones. Forth & Tay Offshore will then be in contact to arrange these.

Event programme

Day One

Date: Wednesday 12th June
Time: 12.00 - 18.00 (UK BST)

12.00 Arrival, registration and lunch
13.00 Welcome and presentation (wind turbine generators)
13.30 Port tour
13.30 - 16.30 Exhibition open for all & booked one-to-one meetings
14.30 Presentation (project)
16.30 Networking afternoon tea (with entertainment)
18.00 Close

Day Two

Date: Thursday 13th June
Time: 08.15 - 12.30 (UK BST)

08.15 Arrival, registration and breakfast pastries/tea & coffee
09.00 Presentation (electrical transmission)
09.45 - 12.30 Exhibition open for all & booked one-to-one meetings
11.30 Port tour
12.30 Close

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the Expo.


Our hosts: Forth Ports

Forth Ports is Scotland's largest port group, operating seven strategically positioned ports along the east coast. The Port of Dundee contains Scotland’s first purpose-built renewables hub, currently serving as the marshalling site for the NNG wind farm.

Meanwhile, in Leith, Forth Ports is investing over £50 million to establish another renewable hub on a 175-acre site.

The project includes a riverside berth designed to accommodate the largest offshore wind installation vessels worldwide and will feature a heavy lift capacity of up to 100 tonnes per square meter. It is backed by adjacent land for logistics, marshalling, and manufacturing. These initiatives underscore Forth Ports' commitment to advancing Scotland’s renewable energy ambitions and achieving its net-zero targets.


Exhibitors and one-to-one hosts

Those exhibiting will include a number of the contractors supplying Inch Cape’s major components or scopes including wind turbine generators, electrical transmission, cables, ports and operations & maintenance.

The full list of contractors exhibiting and holding one-to-ones will be published closer to the event.

Got a question? Let's talk

Contact our experienced, friendly and proactive events team.

Philippa Smith

Conference & Exhibition Manager
+44(0)191 375 1639

Kristie Leng

Head of Commercial
+44(0)191 375 1639