Certex Opens Hull Office

Certex UK is to expand its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber region with the opening of a new office and workshop in Hull, and plans for long-term investment in the local community.

The new facility is described as fundamental to the company’s support plans for the burgeoning offshore wind energy market, to which they supply equipment and inspection services.

Certex’s specialist inspectors travel across the country and Europe, working offshore and onshore. The Hull office and workshop location will co-ordinate work undertaken to ensure all turbine installations and safety precautions adhere to UK legislation.

Certex is amongst the first support businesses to commit to new investment since the Humber region saw a significant boost of GBP 310 million into the wind turbine industry, creating up to 1,000 jobs directly, with additional jobs during construction and indirectly in the supply chain, the company said. The investment is expected to provide a huge boost to the UK’s offshore wind industry as well as the Humber region.

Certex plans to employ and train local labour for the new branch, which will see a recruitment drive for onshore vacancies as well as offshore roles.

“We are really pleased to be expanding the business into Hull, especially during this significant year for the city,” said Jim Donelan, Business Development Manager at Certex UK.

“Providing jobs and training to the local workforce is important to us as a business, and we are confident the Hull community can support us in our service to the wind industry and other businesses in the area.”

Certex is present in Scandinavia, The Netherlands, the Baltics, Russia, Germany, as well as the UK.

In addition to specialist lifting products, inspections and maintenance, its team is also providing bespoke, high specification lifting services for the processing of steel wire rope assemblies to customers in the manufacturing, construction, renewable energy, offshore, oil, gas and shipping industries.