Tender Notice

Floating Offshore Wind - Risks to Project Development - Vessels, Heavy Lift and Logistic Plant JUST CLOSED

Buying Organisation

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Published Date


Deadline for Submissions




Tender Description

The purpose of this project is to identify risks to FOW project development with this part focusing on Vessels, Heavy Lift and Logistics Equipment side.

Identify and assess the future requirements for key resources for FOW project delivery, specifically in terms of, vessels (and associated FOW specific installation equipment), heavy lift and logistics equipment, between now and 2040 based on high, medium and low deployment scenarios that will be provided by ORE Catapult;

Consideration of whole FOW project life cycle - development, construction, operation and maintenance, decommissioning;

Make an assessment on other industries, such as but not limited to the Fixed Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas, Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage and any other relevant sectors, if they are in growth or decline and how they will impact availability of vessels (and associated FOW specific installation equipment), heavy lift and logistics equipment in the FOW sector.

Assess, and where possible quantify, the existing availability and capabilities of vessels, heavy lift and logistics equipment for the deployment of FOW projects in the UK (with consideration of the international supply chain providing these services);

Identify areas where and when significant supply vs demand issues may result in significantly increased costs and / or reduced availability of vessels, large vessel equipment, heavy lift and logistics equipment;

Identify and describe activities which would help address the issues identified above, including collaborative and cross-industry opportunities;

Highlight supply chain and skills development opportunities associated with FOW, including reference to its role supporting the energy (skills) transition.

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Tender categories (products & services required)

Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services (CPV 71000000)
Research and development services and related consultancy services (CPV 73000000)
Analysis services (CPV 71620000)


North East (UKC)

Buyer Information

Buying Organisation

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult