Aberdeen-based SBS Group have just announced a £21 million contract to help deliver Indonesia’s first large tidal-energy scheme. It will be a 150MWh project worth £409 million in total.
However, encouraging this is, and it is, it’s not a new trend. See this from the Aberdeen Evening Express on 12th December 2016:
‘Scotland’s “expertise in renewable energy” is in demand around the world, with businesses working in more than 40 countries, according to new research. Projects include advising the government of Japan, providing cranes to build wind farms in Morocco and South Africa and working with the World Bank in Chile, industry body Scottish Renewables said.’
Later, in June 2017, I wrote:
‘It’s not just the oil and gas exports that make the money now. After decades of experience gained in the North Sea and in west of Shetland’s deeper stormier waters, Scotland now earns just over half of its income from international business supplying equipment and expertise across the globe….The survey producing the £11.4 billion figure was carried out by Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce for Scottish Enterprise and had responses from 295 companies employing 63 000 staff.’
Since then, I’ve reported several individual cases including:
We can add Taiwan and Indonesia to the list without a survey but it’s clearly time for another survey by Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.