Ørsted Offshore Wind is subject to Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament, and our procurement will take place according to this where applicable. Note: certain countries are exempt from the directive, e.g. the United Kingdom.
Building relationships with capable, competitive and innovative suppliers is essential to delivering new projects successfully.
Wherever we operate, we seek a positive engagement with the local community. This promotes development of the local economy and supply chain.
Our approach to selecting key suppliers, of specific supplies and services, brings mutual benefits, including cost reductions due to economies of scale. Our key suppliers understand and support Ørsted in our journey towards continuously reducing the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCoE).
In Ørsted Offshore Wind, we know that suppliers are a vital part of our success as market leader in the offshore wind business. Therefore, we value relationships with our suppliers and welcome new suppliers to be part of our supply chain.
Ørsted Offshore Wind uses a global qualification system framework in cooperation with Achilles, which operates the systems. Our intention is to make the process of doing business with Ørsted Offshore Wind transparent and secure equal opportunities for all suppliers.
We currently use 1 qualification system:
- Achilles Utilities NCE (formerly the Sellihca and Connexio databases): All our global categories as well as local categories in the EU and in the United Kingdom
The qualification systems are notified by publication in the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (Tenders Electronic Daily)*. In rare cases, Ørsted Offshore Wind will also publish EU tenders in the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union.