Founded in 2021, ETZ Ltd is a private sector-led, not-for-profit company. ETZ was created to drive forward the vision of transforming the North East to become a global leader in energy transition activities, as well as a net exporter of energy transition technologies and skills.
The focal point of activity is the delivery of a unique Energy Transition Zone (ETZ), which comprises a 250-hectare site in close proximity to the brand new £420 million Aberdeen South Harbour. ETZ Ltd is initially enabling 40 hectares of premium development opportunities through a combination of revitalised commercial properties alongside a new release of catalytic greenfield development sites providing businesses with the enviable opportunity to invest in the largest dedicated energy transition complex in Scotland.
ETZ Ltd is supporting the widespread delivery of new and refurbished property and development sites suitable for companies seeking to locate and invest within the Energy Transition Zone. Net zero principles are embedded in our land and property strategy, and we have worked alongside Zero Waste Scotland and market-leading consultants to develop a clear and attainable framework.
ETZ Ltd is creating a supportive innovation ecosystem that is second-to-none, helping businesses grow and flourish across the Zone. Our network of partners work individually and collaboratively, including through targeted programmes to support the delivery of commercial products and services.
The Energy Incubator and Scale Up Hub (EISH) in Altens Industrial Estate as the transformational anchor project of the Innovation Campus. Around 3,000 m2 of flexible industrial and collaboration space will be created to foster supply chain community building, technology research and development, commercialisation and manufacturing, alongside targeted business support to drive entrepreneurship, innovation and growth. ETZ Ltd has secured funding for the Hub from bp and Scottish Enterprise, and once operational, it will be supported in delivering its day-to-day activities by the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).
The ETZ Hydrogen Campus includes approximately 15 hectares of developable land and will support the significant low carbon hydrogen production growth opportunity across the region. The Green Hydrogen Test and Demonstration Facilities (GHTDF) is the transformational anchor project within the Campus and is designed to provide “on-demand” hydrogen to industrial users and will form a key part of the emerging Scottish hydrogen innovation ecosystem. The GHTDF is enabled by the ERM
Dolphyn project, one of the world’s first offshore green hydrogen production projects, which will have its onshore facilities located within the Hydrogen Campus.
The Wind Campus will host the world’s first National Floating Wind Innovation Centre as its transformational anchor project. Including INTOG, almost 17GW of floating wind projects are within 100 nautical miles of Aberdeen accounting for 73% of all such projects in Scottish waters. This is, therefore, a sector in which our region has a natural competitive advantage to become global leaders. In close proximity to the Marine Gateway, which has 15 hectares of premium development sites for high-value manufacturing opportunities, the offshore wind campus is the ideal location for businesses seeking to capitalise on the vast opportunities that offshore wind provides.
The campus offers market-leading and flexible industry space in our W-ZERO-1 building for your business to capitalise on these massive developments and to be amongst a community of like-minded companies who are working to accelerate the commercialisation of offshore wind solutions.
ETZ Ltd are building Scotland’s first dedicated Advanced Manufacturing Skills Hub which will be the transformational anchor project of the Skills Campus. ETZ Ltd is making a £5 million investment, supported by Scottish Government Just Transition Funding, to provide new flexible teaching spaces, a Technologies Demonstration & Teaching Facility, and a Welding & Fabrication Academy, to be operated in collaboration with North East Scotland College.
A comprehensive investment programme is underway to deliver market-ready properties and sites for high-value manufacturing and the wider energy transition supply chain. This coordinated investment will include a Marine Gateway and the creation of specialist campuses for Offshore Wind, Hydrogen, Innovation, and Skills that will position the region as a global leader in energy transition. In addition, the Community & Energy Coast will include an upgraded publicly accessible Green Network and make significant enhancements to existing green and biodiverse spaces.
By investing in the Zone, companies will benefit hugely from being part of a dedicated net zero cluster with access to market-leading test and demonstration space, an advanced manufacturing skills hub, an energy incubator and scale up hub and cutting-edge R&D facilities for floating wind and green hydrogen.