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Offshore wind developers Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have partnered with the University of East Anglia, Nautilus Associates and The Bridge Trust to improve learning and career opportunities in East Anglia, the UK. The parties have joined forces to form the STEM Coordination Hub dedicated to developing a solution to improve the learning experience […]
The requirement for workers in the UK offshore wind market is expected to increase from the current 10,000 to 36,000 by 2032, according to the Skills and Labour Requirements of the UK Offshore Wind Industry 2018 to 2032 report by Aura Wind Energy and partners.
Offshore wind industry is set to face a shortage of skilled workforce over the next years due to a recovery in the oil & gas and construction sectors, Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, said during the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.
Keeping pace with offshore wind is not only on top of the list for the supply chain that delivers its products and services to the fast-growing industry, but also for the sector in its entirety in terms of people working in it and the need for (more) offshore wind professionals.
The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) and Taiwan’s National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the provision of training services for Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.
Osbit has reported a 59% increase in its overall profit for the fiscal year ending 30 September, amounting to GBP 1.3 million, which enabled the company to make bonus payments to its 60-strong workforce.
US Wind held an informational meeting on 2 February in Baltimore, where the company proposing to build a large-scale offshore wind farm off Maryland met with offshore wind developers, supply chain industry leaders, economic development experts and federal and state agency officials.
Three young people from the local area have been awarded paid apprenticeship at E.ON’s Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm base in Great Yarmouth, as they embarked on a four-year apprenticeship programme launched by the company in September. The programme will provide them with an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance. In the first two years, the apprentices will predominantely […]
Royal Boskalis Westminster has decided to take 24 vessels out of service in the coming two years, which will result in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide during this period. The company based the decision on the results of its fleet rationalization study that was initiated in light of deteriorating market conditions and an expected […]
Atlas Professionals’ Offshore Wind office, based in Bristol, will be looking for experienced onshore and offshore professionals for the entire lifecycle of the Hornsea Project One wind farm, from the planning stage through to the construction and O&M phase. In 2014, Atlas signed a five-year framework agreement with DONG to supply temporary personnel for […]
Havyard Group ASA reported it is taking further measures to adapt to the market situation and maintain its profitability. All business areas in Havyard Group have been affected to a varying degree by the general downturn in the market in the oil industry, the Group said. Thus, it has been working over time on rationalisation and […]
While crew transfer vessels have originally been the main source for transferring technicians and engineers and their work tools to and from the wind farms, the growing trend of wind farms being, and to be built, further at sea has proven to provide quite some challenges for this sector. A challenge not only to maintain or […]
Vattenfall has awarded the EPCI contract to Geosea NV to supply manpower for the secondary works on the monopile foundations for the Kentish Flats Extension. After securing the contract from Vattenfall, Geosea selected GEOEXO from a tender bid of among over 20 companies to supply three teams of Rope Access, Painters and Inspectors. “To win the […]
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is building a permanent operation base for its Baltic 2 offshore wind farm at the site of the Rostock power station. From there, EnBW will coordinate service assignments at the wind farm. Along with its own employees that the company will bring there, EnBW will also hire new employees from the […]
Viktor Lenac Shipyard, specialised in ship repair and conversions, is preparing for the conversion work on Prysmian’s ‘Cable Enterprise’ cable laying barge, which will arrive at the shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia in the following days – a month earlier than scheduled. The conversion will transform the ‘Cable Enterprise’ from a moored cable laying barge into […]
North East engineering firm OSBIT Power has lined up more than £10m of new projects in the last nine months – which is leading to the firm expanding its workforce. OSBIT, established four years ago and based in Riding Mill in Northumberland, has secured 23 projects ranging in value from £5,000 to £3m. They are […]
In the week that EEEGR’s SNS 2014 – The Sea of Opportunity event – takes place at the Norfolk Showground, Jane Lovell, Joint Managing Director of Cooper Lomaz Recruitment, is highlighting the difficulties in recruiting specialist engineers and technicians for the region’s rapidly expanding offshore wind industry. “It is great news for East Anglia’s economy […]
Massachusetts and New Bedford officials have announced establishment of a new committee for South Terminal project and offshore wind industry, reports South Coast Today. The new committee will track job growth for these projects. Bill White, director of offshore wind sector development at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center said: “We want to review the project […]
As part of the implementation of the Government’s Plan for Growth in the Blue Denmark, 21 initiatives are now being launched in order to target education and training in the offshore sector, as well as to further qualify the labour force and create growth and jobs. The offshore industry is one of Denmark’s commercial positions […]
TAG Energy Solutions has increased its workforce by more than four times following the awarding of its contract to provide monopiles and transition pieces for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. Production of the 16 monopiles and transition pieces for the E.ON development has begun at TAG Energy Solutions’ riverside facility in North East England, […]
Vestas had previously announced the workforce would be reduced by 2.335 by the end of 2012, these reductions are ahead of schedule and to reach that number 1.100 employees will be made redundant by the end of September 2012. Further employees will then be made redundant before the end of the year bringing the total […]
As offshore wind projects become larger in size and further offshore the teams involved in their construction will grow significantly. Each project will be phased into separate stages which in turn will create subsets of workers. The issue which arises is the effective management of the entire workforce’s competence. Currently there are 4,700 offshore wind […]
A skilled workforce capable of filling almost 50,000 new jobs in the energy sector is to be created in East Anglia, the leaders of three … By Alistair Nelson (eadt) [mappress] Source: eadt, July 06, 2011;
PELAMIS Wave Power, the Scottish renewable energy firm championed by Alex Salmond as an example of the nation’s emerging marine economy, is… By Rory Reynolds (scotlandonsunday) [mappress] Source: scotlandonsunday, June 13, 2011;
Ready 4 Offshore Wind, a project led by the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind, has been selected to receive a part of a USD 1.6 million funding from the Rhode Island government. The project is among 12 partnerships announced by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and Governor Gina M. Raimondo to receive implementation grants […]
The European Commission has selected a consortium led by eclareon, The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) and WindEurope to explore health, safety, and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector. The “wind harmony” study will examine the alignment of HSE standards from construction, through operation and maintenance, to decommissioning, covering both onshore and offshore […]