National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Net-zero future for UK wind industry accelerating with growth of new industry body

Since its launch just three months ago, 30 organisations including renewables giants Orsted, EDF Renewables and Zero Waste Scotland have officially expressed interest in joining the Coalition for Wind Industry Circularity (CWIC) led by the University of Strathclyde operated National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), SSE Renewables and Renewable Parts.

The industry led CWIC aims to urgently improve the green credentials of the UK wind industry and achieve full supply chain circularity by 2030. It has revealed that tens of billions of pounds could be generated for the UK economy from the re-use, refurbishment and re-engineering of end-of-life wind turbine parts.

Organisations that have formally expressed interest include ScottishPower Renewables, EDF Renewables, Scottish circular initiative WEEE Scotland, The Crown Estates and Decom Mission formerly known as Decom North Sea.

Taking place on 27 June 2023 at the new NMIS facility next to Glasgow airport, the first gathering of the coalition will provide the opportunity for new and potential members to define how the CWIC will operate and agree on its priority action areas.

Remi Zante, Interim CTO, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) said:

Since launching the Coalition for Wind Industry Circularity (CWIC) back in March, we’ve already seen huge traction from green organisations, renewables industry heavyweights and smaller companies across the renewables and manufacturing supply chains that want to get involved and help us shape a more sustainable future.

“There are huge opportunities for the UK renewables industry to be at the forefront of truly net-zero wind power, which means improving circularity across operations particularly with such large numbers of turbines coming to the end of their life and being sent to landfill.  

“If there are any organisations within this space that would like to get involved in our industry led coalition then we welcome them along to our first gathering later this month.

Sign up to the first gathering of the Coalition for Wind Industry Circularity (CWIC) here.

The following companies have expressed interest:

SSE Renewables, ScottishPower Renewables, Natural Power, Renewable Parts, Scottish Renewables, Reblade, Sulzer, ATL Turbine Services, Zero Waste Scotland, Eriks, BVG Associates, Decom Mission, ARUP, EDF Renewables, RES, European Metal Recycling, ERM, Banks Group, J&S Subsea, Orlo Network, The Crown Estate, Biggar Economics, Fletcher Moorland, Oakdene Hollins, WEEE Scotland, Orsted, TotalEnergies, Statkraft, Global Energy Group, PD&MS Group.


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