Building a UK supply chain

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The UK is one of DONG Energy’s key markets for growth outside of Denmark

​​The UK is one of DONG Energy’s key markets for growth outside of Denmark. As an investor in the UK we are committed to increasing our UK supply chain for offshore wind. This is in line with industry and Government ambitions to realise the opportunities the growing offshore wind market can offer to the UK.

 

 

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​Suppliers are a vital part of our success as a market leader in offshore wind and also in helping us achieve our cost reduction goals for offshore wind. Building relationships with capable, competitive and innovative suppliers is essential to delivering new projects successfully.

As we continue to increase our UK portfolio of wind farms we recognise our responsibility to try and bring the benefits of building those wind farms to UK businesses.

There’s a wealth of opportunity for the UK when it comes to the offshore wind supply chain. Some of the main turbine parts must still come from other parts of Europe but many of the suppliers needed to build and operate a wind farm are already here. That could be anything from design engineering, environmental surveys of our sites or the fabrication of components.

There are a number of things we are doing to ensure we help the UK supply chain with these opportunities, including:

  • Engage directly with local supply chains and help them understand our processes and qualifying systems.

  • Work with our current supply chain to identify new opportunities to work with UK companies.

  • Encouraging inward investment by the global supply chain into new manufacturing facilities in the UK.

We are doing this in a number of ways:

Encouraging first tier suppliers to utilise local suppliers and establishing contact between local UK suppliers and first tier suppliers so they can form business relationships.

Hosting regular supply chain forums which give local suppliers the opportunities to understand our business plans and approach.

Making sure our processes for becoming a supplier are clear, transparent and easy to follow.

We will advertise these events through our website, the local press and our Twitter account.

Of course we must make sure that when we use a UK supplier, it’s still good value for money. We operate under the basic principles of:

  • Best value

  • Competition

  • Fair treatment of potential suppliers

  • Responsible sourcing including code of conduct and QHSE

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