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A bipartisan group of US Senators has introduced legislation to create a grant program for offshore wind educational and career training. The legislation, the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, would direct the Energy Department to work with stakeholders to identify the offshore wind industry’s educational and career training needs before setting up a grant program to […]
The offshore wind industry could support an annual average of 847 jobs in the U.S. state of South Carolina through 2035, according to The South Carolina Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind report.
LM Wind Power, a subsidiary of GE Renewable Energy, has launched its new offshore wind turbine blades plant in Cherbourg, France, where it plans to provide a significant number of jobs.
Adwen will cut 260 jobs in Germany as a consequence of its integration into Siemens Gamesa, as well as due to the parent company's global restructuring plans.
Offshore wind could support 2,144 Maine jobs annually through 2030, according to a report released by the American Jobs Project.
The construction of new offshore wind farms off the US East Coast states could lead to the creation of more than 75,000 clean energy jobs, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC).
Democratic Congress representatives from Massachusetts and Arizona have introduced the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, legislation to educate and train a new generation of US offshore wind workers.
Vineyard Wind plans to invest USD 2 million in training locals for work at its proposed wind farm offshore Massachusetts, US, if the project secures a contract to deliver power to the state's utilities, according to local media.
Naval Energies, formerly known as DCNS Energies, is cutting 100 out of 260 jobs with 30 employees being transferred to its parent company Naval Group (former DCNS Group) and 70 people losing their jobs completely, according to French media.
The States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports today, 2 November, setting out the context for offshore wind development in the U.S. Northeast and revealing its potential economic development benefits.
The total number of direct full time jobs in the UK offshore wind sector could be in the region of 21,000 by 2032, according to Cambridge Econometrics.
Northern Netherlands Offshore Wind (NNOW) will hold a Supply Chain Meeting at Groningen Airport Eelde on 23 May, when Dutch local businesses will be able to check out the opportunities German Merkur offshore wind farm is set to create in the Netherlands.
German offshore wind industry created 1,800 new jobs in 2015, bringing the total to 20,500 jobs or 10 per cent more compared to 2014, data presented by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), VDMA Power Systems and the Offshore Wind Industry Alliance (OWIA) shows.
The Maryland State Senate, in conjunction with the House of Delegates earlier this week, voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The bill, which was vetoed last May, will increase and accelerate the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement from 20 percent by 2022 to 25 percent by 2020, […]
Orion Group is looking to recruit over 40 welders and platers in the Central Belt of Scotland, as well as across the country, after the job opportunities arose from offshore wind projects.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind plans to hold a Jobs Fair in Newport this weekend to promote 70 new job openings at the company's blade factory on the Isle of Wight. MHI Vestas will hold the Jobs Fair at West Medina Mills, Stag Lane, Newport on Saturday, 26 November, from 10 am to 3 pm local time. […]
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) will launch its 20-point action plan to revitalise the UK coast in Parliament this afternoon. Called the Blue New Deal, the action plan identifies 20 priorities and outlines measures that could support up to 160,000 additional jobs and create GBP 7.2 billion of additional income in coastal Local Authorities. Marc Stears, Chief […]
The Netherlands-based Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) plans to lay off 450 of the existing 770 employees at the company's head office in Zwijndrecht, as well as at its yards in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Poland, partly due to ''the combination of price pressure and unfavourable contractual conditions in the wind energy market''. Other reasons for the lay-offs are […]
In total, 130 jobs are to be filled within the next twelve months in Vattenfall’s Business Area Wind, as the company is investing EUR 5 billion in the expansion of wind and other renewable energy production. Offshore wind projects like Sandbank wind farm in Germany, Aberdeen wind farm in the UK or Horns Rev 3 in Denmark, […]
At an event held today, E.ON, with the support of WindEnergy Network and Invest in MV, has put together a supplier agreement that will enable companies from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to participate in the construction and operation of the Arkona offshore wind farm. More than 170 representatives of companies in the area are using the platform to network […]
Offshore wind industry could potentially create 10,000 jobs in the Spanish region of Galicia in the coming years, Enrique Mallon, the Secretary General of the association of metal workers of Galicia (ASIME), said during Galician Offshore International HUB 2016 forum held in Ferrol on 12 and 13 May. "If we do things right, both the administration […]
Some 14,500 people have applied for 420 job positions advertised so far for Siemens' Hull wind turbine facilities. While six new job vacancies for crane operators will be announced this week, the company had already accepted 309 offers, 90% of which are from and around Hull. "There is lots of excitement surrounding Siemens and everywhere you go, people want […]
James Fisher and Sons’ £25m contract for Galloper offshore wind farm will create about 110 new jobs, mostly in the Lowestoft area, at a construction support base for the £1.5bn project, and everyone recruited so far lives within 20 miles of Lowestoft, James Fisher and Sons’ business development director, Martin Dronfield, said. Supply chain companies in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth […]
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £12 million fund to help people who face losing their jobs in the oil and gas sector to transition into other energy industry and manufacturing employment. The Scottish Government’s Transition Training Fund will help maintain the highly skilled energy workforce in the North Sea region by offering grants to individuals […]
GE could cut up to 6,500 jobs in the next two years in Europe during the restructuring process related to the integration of Alstom’s power and grid businesses, which the U.S. conglomerate purchased in November 2015. GE announced yesterday that consultations on proposals for the integration of former Alstom units have begun. The company said it aims to solve […]