Request for Proposals: Atlantic Wind Energy Supply Chain Assessment & Pathways for Supply Chain Development 

Date of issue: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 

Submission deadline: Friday, July 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ADT 

Extended Submission deadline: Friday, July 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ADT 

Marine Renewables Canada (MRC), with funding support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, and Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation is requesting proposals from third-party consultants to lead a project that will help support an overall goal of developing a Canadian offshore wind (OSW) supply chain and further growing capacity in the onshore wind supply chain in time to meaningfully support the installation of future OSW and onshore wind projects that will be in the pipeline – onshore projects are already in queue and the OSW pipeline will begin with Nova Scotia’s leasing targeted for 2025-2026.  

 This project is intended to help industry, suppliers, governments, and other stakeholders strategically plan how to invest in local resources to both de-risk future deployments, establish a sustainable and self-sufficient industry and ultimately realize the significant benefits that can be achieved through an offshore and OSW industry in Atlantic Canada. 

 Project objectives: 

  • Define the scope of offshore and onshore wind supply chain (with a focus on development and production). 
  • Establish an understanding of the current status and capabilities of the Atlantic Canadian wind supply chain. 
  • Provide an analysis of industry requirements for domestic OSW and onshore wind development and associated supply chain needs. 
  • Deliver an assessment of the OSW and onshore wind supply chain opportunity for Atlantic Canada to inform an action plan to enhance the regions OSW supply chain position.  
  • Develop strategies and actions to: 
  • Address supply chain gaps and challenges. 
  • Support existing Atlantic Canadian OSW and onshore wind companies.  
  • Engage regional companies not already engaged in OSW and/or onshore wind. 
  • Develop a strategy for partnership building between companies and workforce and the OSW and onshore wind industry. 

 Project scope summary: 

Recognizing that there are significant differences between OSW and onshore wind supply chains, the project will consist of two parts, focused on OSW and onshore wind, and a final part focused on results dissemination and supply chain engagement. 

 PART 1: Offshore Wind Supply Chain 

As the OSW sector is less mature than onshore wind, it is anticipated that the supply chain assessment and analysis will require more time and effort by the contracted consultant. This work is broken into three main phases: 

  1. OSW Industry Requirements and Supply Chain Demand 
  2. OSW Supply Chain Assessment (Regional/Atlantic Canada) 
  3. Pathways to Develop Atlantic Canada’s OSW Supply Chain 

 PART 2: Onshore Wind Supply Chain 

  1.  Onshore Wind Industry Requirements and Supply Chain Demand 
  2. Onshore Wind Supply Chain Assessment (Regional/Atlantic Canada) 
  3. Pathways to Develop Atlantic Canada’s Onshore Wind Supply Chain 

 PART 3: Knowledge and Results Dissemination  


Please consider the following proposal submission requirements: 

  • The proposal should be concisely worded with clearly described objectives, methods, timelines and outcomes. 
  • The proposal should be no more than 20 pages in length (not inclusive of cover letter or appendices). 
  • Familiarity with Atlantic Canadian businesses/supply chain in the energy/ocean/offshore sectors, as well as a deep understanding of offshore and onshore wind project requirements and supply chain contracting is required. 

Complete details on project background scope, deliverables, requirements and evaluation criteria are included in the RFP. 



QUESTIONS? View the RFP Q&A document or contact Amanda White, Operations Director at 902-717-0716 / 

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