Nearly 100 Scottish contracts awarded by Swedish wind-farm owners


Vattenfall, the Swedish owners of several windfarms and the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project off the north-east coast say they are: ‘committed to maximising the benefits the project can bring to the north-east and Scotland.’

So far, they have awarded nearly 100 contracts to local companies including a ‘significant deal’ with Peterhead harbour. There will also be a £3 million community investment fund for the North-east.

You may be thinking it would be better if the project was owned by a Scottish company, but I wonder if it would. Many of our top executives and board members are privately educated, self-centred and incompetent, with bonuses and dividends the only things in their minds. Maybe I’m being naïve here, but I wonder if Swedish business culture is not a bit more progressive, long term thinking and consensual in terms of owner-worker and community relationships.


6 thoughts on “Nearly 100 Scottish contracts awarded by Swedish wind-farm owners

  1. Scott February 16, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Surprise,surprise John no mention of this on BBC RS but still having a go at the SNP

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  2. daibhidhdeux February 17, 2018 / 12:42 am

    What will the print and broadcast “journos” do for work come re-independence? What paper of record, or other serious news outlet would hire any of these hacks?


  3. Alasdair Macdonald. February 17, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Your final paragraph about the culture and mindset captures things well. For these directors and owners, it is not the product but the balance sheet assets that matter. The company is the entity and not the socially useful product which could redistribute wealth and (political) power as well as actual cheap power for homes, communities and businesses.

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