Meet buyer event

Meet the buyer events hailed a success

The Eastern Green Link 2 project team recently hosted Meet the Buyer events in both Peterhead and Goole, welcoming a combined total of over 250 representatives from local Aberdeenshire and North Yorkshire businesses. 

The event provided local businesses with the opportunity to connect with the project's principal contractors, Hitachi Energy and BAM Nuttall, and learn more about the potential to help deliver the Peterhead and Wren Hall converter stations.

From civils to catering and IT and everything in between, the project has the potential to create local supply chain opportunities across a wide range of sectors.

Our Meet the Buyer events form just one part of our project’s initiative to use local suppliers where possible, helping to drive employment opportunities in our project areas and establish shorter supply chains to boost sustainability.

The diverse range of skillsets of participants was a standout feature of the event. From specialists in archaeology to independent hauliers to providers of first aid training, the range of services and expertise on display highlighted the breadth of businesses within the region.  

Speaking about the Peterhead event in November 2023, Gillian Doig, SSEN Transmission’s Community Liaison Manager, said:

The Peterhead event at the local football club was a huge success, and we were thrilled to see a fantastic turnout from local businesses. It is great that so many businesses from the area are eager to share their talents, skills, and local insights to help us deliver the Eastern Green Link 2 project in collaboration with our preferred contractors.  

We are continually seeking opportunities to engage with the communities in which we operate, and this project will contribute to the economy supporting hundreds of jobs in various sectors. 

We want to thank everyone who attended the event to learn more about the project and how they can get involved. We look forward to working with you further on this exciting venture.”