The UK has a world-class supply chain which has provided the skills, services and pioneering technologies needed to deliver North Sea oil and gas in some of the harshest weather conditions for more than half a century.  

Those skills can be transferred to renewable energy and decarbonisation projects, such as offshore wind, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen. 

The North Sea Transition Authority is using its powers and influence to help the supply chain evolve into a global leader in energy transition projects, while maintaining its lead in oil and gas exploration, production and decommissioning, supporting the UK’s energy security and anchoring tens of thousands of highly skilled and well-paid jobs in the UK. 

We use four tools to promote good procurement and contracting behaviours and provide greater visibility of upcoming activities, giving suppliers confidence to invest in the resources needed to deliver an orderly transition to net zero. 

  • Supply Chain Action Plans (SCAPs) provide evidence that operators are deriving maximum value from their projects through open engagement with suppliers.  
  • Stewardship Expectation 12 (SE 12) outlines how companies should collaborate with their contractors. 
  • Energy Pathfinder advertises upcoming tenders for scores of UK offshore energy and decarbonisation projects.  
  • Stewardship Reviews are a platform for the NSTA to stress the importance of SE 12, SCAPs and Pathfinder to operators’ procurement teams. 

We also work with trade associations to highlight opportunities for suppliers through initiatives such as Share Fairs. 

For more information on supporting the supply chain go to our regulatory information section

Supply Chain