Offshore Wind

Rare Renewables: Working on NEMO and Hornsea

September 23, 2016 - sblad

A professional’s dream to work offshore can come from anywhere; from family holidays by the sea through to exploration, an interest in the environment or travel, science and innovation. “I studied Physical Geography at University College London, I always had a strong interest in volcanicity and seismology,” explains Senior Geophysicist George Mackintosh. “While I was studying, some fellow students and I organised a trip to Montserrat in the West Indies for our dissertations. Read More
The Winds of Change: How recruiters are dealing with the energy transition

August 22, 2016 - sblad

Recently, it was announced that oil and gas giant Shell would unveil their ‘New Energies’ division, initiating their first move into the renewables market. With their latest bid already on the table with Eneco and Van Oord, if successful, the oil and gas corporation is set to build its first two offshore wind farms in the Dutch Borssele Zone, ensuring a future for the company during the current economic situation. Read More
UK Wind Shines as Renewables Beat Coal in 2015

July 28, 2016 - sblad

Around 12.5% of electricity generated in the UK in 2015 came from wind, according to the latest annual energy statistics issued today by the UK government. The contribution of offshore wind grew by 30% in 2015, while onshore wind grew by 23%. Total wind generation in 2015 increased by 26% compared to 2014.The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which published the figures, said this was due to increases in capacity, load factors and higher wind speeds. Read More
Experience is Key: An Offshore Manager during the Energy Transition

July 27, 2016 - sblad

With industry leaders impatient to announce their new investments within ‘green’ energy, industry personnel are trying to keep up with the demand, adapting to the circumstances and taking the next steps in the fight for survival. Over the last seven years, Atlas Professional Scott Hume has made the transition from fossil fuels into renewable energy. Starting out as an electrical technician on oil and gas platforms, Scott is now an Offshore Manager working for the world leader in power and automation technology ABB. Read More
Offshore Wind Connections: The Centre of the Offshore Wind Industry in the UK

May 17, 2016 - sblad

On 12th May, Atlas Professionals Offshore wind team exhibited at the Offshore Wind Connections conference and exhibition in Bridlington in the UK. Over the last few years, the Humber region has become the major operational centre for the offshore wind industry with billions of pounds being invested in the region, into the production of offshore wind farms such as Hornsea, Dogger Bank and Race Bank. The event was therefore an ideal location to discuss the latest developments and positive outlook of the Offshore Renewables market, going forward. Read More
Atlas Professionals to Exhibit at Offshore Wind Connections 2016 in the UK

May 9, 2016 - sblad

The event will discuss the prospering markets in the Yorkshire & Humber regions, the heart of the offshore wind industry, and where billions of pounds is being invested in offshore and onshore infrastructure. Read More
Atlas Supplies Workforce to the World’s Largest Wind Farm

March 11, 2016 - sblad

As the market leader in renewable energy, DONG Energy has recently announced that it has begun onshore preparations for the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One. Read More
Boskalis strengthens position in growing offshore wind market

March 7, 2016 - sblad

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire offshore activities from VolkerWessels. Under the intended transaction, Boskalis will acquire maritime and offshore wind energy related activities of VolkerWessels, being VBMS, Stemat and VSI (Volker Stevin International). Read More
Siemens Enters Final Stretch at Westermeerwind

February 11, 2016 - sblad

Siemens has fully installed 32 out of the 48 wind turbines at the 144 MW Westermeerwind Wind Farm. Westermeerwind is being built in the waters of the IJsselmeer, along the dikes of the Noordoostpolder. It is the largest near shore wind farm in the Netherlands. The turbines are divided into two rows along the Westermeer dike and one row along the Noordermeer dike, and are connected to anonshore transformer station. Read More
Siemens Posts over 100 New Job Vacancies in Hull

January 14, 2016 - sblad

Recruitment for Siemens’ new facilities in Hull is in “full swing” as more than 100 new positions were advertised today for roles within Siemens’ wind turbine blade manufacturing facility currently under construction at Alexandra Dock. Read More

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