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North East Scotland Energy Supply Chain Energy Transition Masterclasses 2023/24

Energy Transition Zone Ltd (ETZ) are partnering with EIC throughout 2023/24 to host a series of low carbon masterclasses aimed at supporting North East Scotland energy supply chain companies transition to and capitalise on future opportunities of the UK and International low carbon energy markets

  • Gas & Hydrogen Distribution

  • Skilled

  • Offshore

  • Offshore

  • Hydrogen

  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation &

A North East Scotland focus

On 7th October 1970 the future of the North East of Scotland changed forever. The discovery of the Forties Field, and its successful development, drove the region - and with it the UK - into the spotlight of a new energy revolution. Just over fifty years on we are facing another distinctive challenge, in the form of reducing our carbon footprint to net zero by 2050 or sooner.

Once again North East Scotland will play a pivotal role as the energy transition takes shape, forging ahead to become globally recognised and an integrated energy cluster.

Engineering innovation, investment opportunities, and support for the UK supply chain will all be key. The challenges faced, knowledge gained, and skill sets acquired over the past 50 years places North East Scotland in pole position to lead the way in energy transition both nationally and globally.

About ETZ Ltd.

ETZ Ltd was created in April 2021 to deliver the North east of Scotland’s ambition to be a globally recognised centre for energy transition, with the Energy Transition Zone at the heart of a sustainable, global integrated energy cluster focused on net-zero activity.

The North East of Scotland is uniquely positioned within the UK to take advantage of this opportunity and cement its position as the net zero energy capital of Europe. With proven global expertise in delivering large offshore and onshore projects, the region has the existing world-class talent pool, business capability and infrastructure to deliver.

As we continue to transition from oil and gas, the ETZ will allow us to maintain and develop a world-class supply chain, drive exports and secure further green job and investment opportunities.

ETZ Ltd is a private sector led company. While commercially focused, it is a not-for-profit company and operates on the basis of no commercial gain, and any financial benefit both from the use of public sector funding or future funds will be re-invested into common interests for the benefit of all in development of energy transition activities.

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What is the Energy Transition Zone?

► The Energy Transition Zone is in the immediate vicinity of the new £420m Aberdeen South Harbour and is a mix of greenfield sites, and the brownfield industrial areas of East Tullos and Altens

► 30-40 ha of net zero space, connected to the North Sea coastline and harbour, acting as the commercial gateway to offshore infrastructure for renewable industrial activity onshore including high value manufacturing

► An exemplar low carbon development and home to leading-edge innovation, making it a centre of excellence for floating offshore wind and other renewables, including hydrogen

► Support COVID-19 green recovery and complementary to net zero initiatives across Scotland

► Located within and next to an area that has high levels of deprivation and by working with the community through its development, provides an opportunity to advance equality of opportunities, deliver community benefits and support inclusive growth

An introduction to ETZ

Get involved and join the ETZ Masterclass Series – Register your interest here

Get involved and join ETZ’s Supply Chain Pathway Masterclass Series! EIC are delighted to be masterclass delivery partner for ETZ, please register your interest through the email below.

North East Scotland energy supply chain companies have exclusive access to ETZ’s low carbon industry masterclasses taking place during 2023 / 2024. Throughout the series attendees will receive up to date market insights from specialists, hear the future market potential from key industry speakers, and have one-to-ones with potential clients and partners. Market opportunity areas already covered in the successful series include offshore fixed and floating offshore wind, green and blue hydrogen and CCUS, Blue Economy, with further insights planned on these and other low carbon areas to come.

North East Scotland companies can apply to join the masterclass series - just share your contact details and confirm your company has a base the region via an e-mail to and a member of the delivery team will be in touch with further details.