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RelyOn Nutec confirmed as vessel berthing and offshore wind training facility provider for the UK's first Renewables Academy delegates
1 june 2022

The Renewables Academy is delighted to announce that RelyOn Nutec shall be providing its vessel berthing facilities and world class offshore wind training facilities to UKRA's delegates.

 

"It is great to have RelyOn Nutec, a leading and local training provider for the renewables sector onboard," said Liam McIvor, Director of UK Renewables Academy. RelyOn Nutec will provide a great insight into the technical and safety training required for the wind industry. I know most delegates are extremely excited about seeing their training facilities first hand and we are proud to be able to offer this to our list of delegates."

 

“RelyOn Nutec is the largest global provider of GWO training for the wind industry and we look forward to sharing our expertise on skills and training with the group. We’ve recently launched the first blended learning combination package of GWO Basic Safety and Basic Technical training which is delivered via our new adaptive learning platform. This is a game-changer for industry, and we’ll showcase this innovative technology during an onsite presentation and a tour of our facility.”  said Lee Fenton, Commercial Director for RelyOn Nutec. 

 

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry

Inch Cape Offshore Limited confirmed as keynote speaker at the UK's first Renewables Academy course in offshore wind
30 May 2022

 The Renewables Academy is delighted to announce that Inch Cape Offshore Limited shall be the keynote speaker covering developer's perspective on offshore wind construction, risks and management of contractors.

 

"Securing an adviser of Inch Cape Offshore Limited’s quality is an exciting development for the UK Renewables Academy", said UK Renewables Director, Liam McIvor. Inch Cape Offshore Limited's module will be an important talk for many of our delegates, especially the supply chain and contractor delegates, as it will give an insight into the world of an offshore wind developer. We look forward to welcoming Inch Cape Offshore Limited to Teesside University next month."

 

"The Renewables Academy is a superb concept for the energy sector and for Teesside. We are absolutely delighted to be a part of the academy in its first year and to be given the opportunity to speak alongside other industry leaders. I look forward to the opportunity to be able to discuss the offshore wind sector in such an environment with so many industry players in the same room" said Jason Maltby.

 

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

Ternan Energy confirmed as keynote speaker at the UK's first Renewables Academy course in offshore wind
27 May 2022

The UK Renewables Academy is delighted to announce that Ternan Energy's MD, Mark Finch, shall be the keynote speaker covering ground/soil risk, site investigation and the impact of the seabed on facilities design and construction for its four day offshore wind programme next month.

 

"Securing an adviser of Ternan Energy’s quality and experience as a keynote speaker is an exciting development for the UK Renewables Academy", said UK Renewables Director, Liam McIvor. "Mark's insights into ground conditions and the impact it can have on projects will be of significant interest to our delegates. Mark's practical experience on some of the UK's largest offshore wind projects will no doubt make for an extremely interesting seminar. We look forward to welcoming Ternan Energy to Teesside University next month."

 

Mark Finch commented “Ternan Energy is honoured to be asked to support the first Renewables Academy course. We look forward to discussing seabed risks and opportunities and how these can be managed throughout the project lifecycle”.

 

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

 

For more information on the course, click here.

Red lion marine ltd. confirmed as marine support provider at the UK's first renewables academy, focussing on offshore wind

12 MAY 2022

Due to the increased number of delegates, the UK Renewables Academy is delighted to announce that Red Lion Marine Ltd will be providing a Project Support package, consisting of marine co-ordination and vessel charter for our four day offshore wind programme in June 2022.

 

On the final day of the course, delegates will visit an offshore wind fabrication yard and travel onboard 3 Crew Transfer Vessels which will be managed by Red Lion Marine. Two of the vessels have been chartered in through RLM from Blyth based North Sea Logistics, which will compliment the existing craft from High Speed Transfers.

 

"It is great to have a local company based in Teesside supporting the UK Renewables Academy course and to be able to show the delegates what skills and services are available right on our doorstep" said Liam McIvor, Director of UK Renewables Academy." "Red Lion Marine's expertise in offshore renewables and construction will no doubt add to our delegates' experience during their visit to an offshore wind farm - we are proud to be able to work alongside Red Lion Marine Ltd in delivering this, for many, once in a lifetime experience."

 

'Red Lion Marine is backed by over a decade of experience on both the River Tees and further afield in the offshore renewable industry. This work scope on behalf of the UKRA is a clear vote of confidence in RLM whilst they follow suit alongside many offshore developers ensuring local expertise is utilised where possible. We’re looking forward to seeing the planning and preparation come to fruition next month as we role out the first UKRA offshore tour.’ Nathan Hobday, Director.

 

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

Following the UK Renewables Academy recent speaker announcements, the UKRA is delighted to be able to release its itinerary for the final day of the course when delegates will tour fabrication yards and transit offshore to see an offshore windfarm in operation.

3 MAY 2022

"Being able to show delegates first-hand the size and complexity of the components being used offshore and thereafter going offshore to see a windfarm will be for many involved, a once in a lifetime opportunity. No other course provides delegates with such an opportunity and I am delighted we are providing a market leading course which gives delegates the ability to learn from the market leaders in a class room environment and immediately thereafter, give them a glimpse into what it is like in real life for individuals who work offshore and see the theory in practice" said UK Renewables Director, Liam McIvor.

 

With the course starting in a small number of weeks' time, we are thoroughly looking forward to warmly welcoming nearly 70 delegates and speakers to Teesside University at midday on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. The itinerary for the three days of seminars will be published shortly. Further information on the course can be found here: Renewable Energy Training Courses

Tour 1 (Groups 1 & 2 & 3)

Friday, 10 June 2022

8.15am - Bus departs Jury's Inn Hotel

8.30am - Bus arrives at RelyOnNutec facility

8.30 – 9.00am - Safety and vessel briefing given by Marine Co-ordinator

9.00am - Vessel boarding and departure

12.30pm - Vessel returns to RelyOnNutec and delegates disembark

12.40pm -Delegates collect PPE and commence tour of following facilities:

   1. RelyOnNutec tour of training pool and facilities

   2. Stobart Biomass yard

   3. Wilton Engineering fabrication yard and presentation by Wilton Engineering CEO, Bill Scott

1.30pm -Bus departs Wilton Engineering

1.45pm -Delegates dropped off at Jury's Inn hotel and course finished

 

Tour 2 (Groups 4 & 5 & 6)

Friday, 10 June 2022

10.45am - Bus departs Jury's Inn Hotel

11.00am - Bus arrives at Wilton Engineering fabrication yard

11.10am - Delegates collect PPE and commence walking tour of following facilities:

   1.Wilton Engineering fabrication yard and presentation by Wilton Engineering CEO, Bill Scott

   2.Stobart Biomass yard

   3.RelyOnNutec tour of training pool and facilities

12.00pm - Safety and vessel briefing given by Marine Co-ordinator

12.30pm - Vessel boarding and departure

3.30pm - Vessel returns to RelyOnNutec and delegates disembark

3.30pm - Bus departs RelyOnNutec

3.45pm - Delegates dropped off at Jury's Inn hotel and course finished

 

To apply for one of the 2 remaining spaces today, click here.

CEA confirmed as keynote speaker at the UK's first Renewables Academy course in offshore wind

22 April 2022

The UK Renewable Academy is delighted to announce that CEA shall be the keynote speaker covering offshore wind farm identification, environment and consenting for its four day offshore wind programme in June 2022.

 

"CEA is very pleased to be supporting the UK Renewables Academy in provision of this exciting programme of education.  As specialists in strategic and environmental consenting and permitting across offshore industries, we are keen to share our experience and knowledge to help the necessary sustainable development required to meet the UKs Net Zero Strategy.  Increasingly, effective management of environmental issues are critical to ensuring programme and financial risks are mitigated throughout development and operation of offshore wind farms.  We look forward to participating in what we are sure will be an extremely interesting and beneficial course."     

 

"Securing an adviser of CEA’s quality and experience as a keynote speaker is an exciting development for the UK Renewables Academy, said UK Renewables Director, Liam McIvor. Understanding the different stages, intricacies and timings involved with farm identification, consenting and environmental are vitally important areas to every offshore windfarm project and I have no doubt their insight will be of significant interest to our growing list of delegates. We look forward to welcoming CEA to Teesside University in June."

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

To apply for one of the remaining spaces today, click here.

SBM confirmed as keynote speaker at the UK's first Renewables Academy course in offshore wind
11 April 2022

The UK Renewable Academy is delighted to announce that Jurriaan Kien, Legal Director New Energies & Services at SBM Offshore shall be the keynote speaker covering contractor risk and contracting in floating offshore wind for its four day offshore wind programme in June 2022.

 

”It is a great opportunity to share thoughts on reasonable and adequate contractual risk allocation on floating wind projects as this is all rather new for the industry and the legal profession; exchanges with different stakeholders will enhance mutual understanding whilst balanced contracting should positively impact the competitiveness of floating wind projects for the years to come”, said  Jurriaan Kien, Legal Director New Energies & Services of SBM Offshore.”  

"Securing an offshore contractor of SBM's calibre as a keynote speaker is an exciting development for the UK Renewables Academy, said UK Renewables Director, Liam McIvor. SBM's module on risk and contracting will be an important talk for many of our delegates, as they explore new projects across the offshore wind industry, especially in floating wind. We look forward to welcoming SBM to Teesside University in June."

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

To apply for one of the remaining spaces today, click here.

High Speed Transfers confirmed as vessel provider at the UK's first Renewables Academy, focussing on offshore wind

24 march 2022

The UK Renewable Academy is delighted to announce that HST shall be the vessel provider for its four day offshore wind programme in June 2022.

 

On the final day of the course, delegates will visit an offshore wind fabrication yard and travel on one of HST's specialist offshore crew transfer vessels to see an offshore wind farm in operation.

 

"It is great to have HST, a UK leading crew transfer vessel operator on board," said Liam McIvor, Director of UK Renewables Academy. "Visiting an offshore wind farm in operation, is for many a once in a lifetime opportunity – we are proud to be able to work alongside HST in delivering this to our list of delegates."

 

“We are very pleased to be working with the UKRA and supplying one of our vessels for their first 4 day event” said Tom Nevin, CEO at HST. “It’s an important learning curve to ensure all elements of the offshore renewables industry have an understanding of the nature of the operations offshore.”

 

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

 

To apply for one of the remaining spaces today, click here.

Boskalis confirmed as keynote cabling speaker at the UK's first Renewables Academy course in offshore wind

 

16 march 2022

The UK Renewable Academy is delighted to announce that Boskalis shall be the keynote speaker covering the cabling module for its four day offshore wind programme in June 2022.

“Boskalis is delighted to support the transition of professionals from other sectors into offshore wind by sharing our practical insight into subsea cable installation. It is especially important that, during this period of unprecedented market growth, knowledge is shared between stakeholders to manage risk and create opportunities for projects as early as possible and we welcome the opportunity to do so via the UK Renewables Academy at Teesside University."

 

"Adding Boskalis, a leading offshore contractor to the programme is an exciting and important step in the continued development for the UK Renewables Academy, said Liam McIvor, Director of Renewable Academy. Their deep sector knowledge and experience enables us to offer participants first hand experience of the issues that can arise in relation to cabling on offshore windfarm projects – their insight will be invaluable to our growing list of confirmed attendees. Alongside our other market leading speakers, we have created a must attend event for professionals involved in offshore energy. We look forward to welcoming the Boskalis team to Teesside University, in June."

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector.

 

The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

To apply for one of the remaining spaces today, click here.

Allianz confirmed as keynote insurance speaker at the UK's first Renewable Academy course in offshore wind


8th February 2022

The UK Renewable Academy is delighted to announce that Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) shall be the keynote speaker covering the insurance module for its four day offshore wind programme in June 2022.
 

“Allianz is committed to enabling a low-carbon economy with ambitious sustainability approaches across all areas of our business, including insurance where we seek to provide solutions that support renewables and energy efficiency,” commented Adam Reed, Team Leader, Offshore Energy, AGCS. “So we’re delighted to be partnering on this course to share our insights and engage with other stakeholders from across the industry to further the renewable energy agenda.”
 

"Our ambition is to create a must attend, industry leading event. We can only achieve this by having the most experienced speakers talking about their specific areas", said Liam McIvor, Director of Renewable Academy.

"Having AGCS, a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group, speaking on the insurance module helps achieve our ambition. We know that insurance and offshore wind is an area of great significance among the industry and our confirmed attendees and look forward to welcoming our friends from Allianz to Teesside University, in June."

 

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals to give participants an understanding to every area of the sector.

The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

 

To apply for one of the remaining spaces today, click here.

With 5 months to go – the UK Renewable Academy's Introduction to Offshore Wind course is on track to sell out shortly

20th January 2022

The UK Renewables Academy and Stephenson Harwood training course, 'Introduction to Offshore Wind', is selling out quickly, with 40% of tickets already sold. To get your ticket for this industry-leading event, developed in conjunction with HKA and Teesside University, click below. With the recent announcement that Crown Estate Scotland has awarded option agreements to 17 projects, totalling almost 25GW in its ScotWind offshore lease auction, there's never been a better time to get to grips with the key concepts, including consenting, fixed and floating offshore wind, cabling and O&M.


Confirmed attendees from the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands include energy companies, offshore contractors, energy insurers, lawyers and consultants.

 

Wilton Engineering partners with Stephenson Harwood, HKA and Teesside University in providing the UK's first ever Renewable Academy

10th December 2021

 

The UK Renewable Academy is delighted to announce that Wilton Engineering has confirmed that its site shall be used to showcase to delegates the size, complexity and equipment used in fabricating and transporting components for offshore windfarms. UK Renewable Academy delegates shall tour Wilton Engineering's fabrication site before transiting offshore in a vessel to see an offshore windfarm in operation. Launching the Renewable Academy last week with Tees Valley mayor, Ben Houchen, the course will give participants a comprehensive view of offshore wind projects, covering topics such as the UK wind market, major players, farm identification, ownership, contracting, foundations, floating wind, construction, insurance, and hydrogen production.

Wilton Engineering's world class fabrication site is based adjacent to the River Tees on a 54 acre offshore construction facility and has some of the largest construction halls in the UK which are supported with equally impressive blasting, coating and loadout capabilities.

Bill Scott OBE, CEO of Wilton Universal Group, said: “It’s great news to see an International Renewable Academy being launched in Teesside within Teesside University’s amazing facilities and delivered by a golden list of presenters covering all aspects of offshore wind and hydrogen. It’s testimony to how far Teesside and the wider North East come in terms of gaining the depth of knowledge in these hugely interesting renewable industries and we look forward to welcoming the cohort of attendees at our facilities.”

Liam McIvor, Director of Renewable Academy said: ‘After delegates spend three days learning and networking with renewable energy market leaders in a classroom environment, delegates will then be able to see the technology and components in real life when they tour one of the UK's most respected fabrication yards. Wilton Engineering also recently announced a flagship 40GW green hydrogen project with Protium Green Solutions on the same site so it is a great time to be involved with Wilton and relevant stakeholders. This site tour, before going offshore to see a windfarm in operation, will be for many a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are delighted to partner with Wilton Engineering and once again, be able to showcase the North East as a leading location in the UK's green transition. Further information on the course can be found here.