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Teesside University joins forces with Stephenson Harwood to launch UK’s first Renewable Academy

03 December 2021

 

Teesside University is working in association with an international law firm and global consultancy HKA to launch the first UK Renewable Academy.

Members of the Renewable Academy partnership with Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen at Teesside University International Business School.
Members of the Renewable Academy partnership with Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen at Teesside University International Business School.

Based in Teesside, the UK Renewable Academy was set up specifically to offer UK professionals insight and training into all aspects of the renewable energy industry.

Stephenson Harwood will sponsor the newly established ‘Introduction to Offshore Wind’ course taking place next June. It is the first UK course specifically targeted at educating industry professionals involved in energy about offshore wind and hydrogen.

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.

On the final day of the course, delegates will visit an offshore wind farm fabrication yard and travel on a vessel to see an offshore wind farm in operation.

Warren Harrison, Dean of Teesside University International Business School said: ‘The Tees Valley is at the forefront of the UK’s renewable energy sector and it is a privilege to host the UK’s first Renewable Academy at Teesside University International Business School.

‘We look forward to welcoming delegates to our campus and to help showcase the wealth of opportunities available across the industry.’

Tony Concagh, Stephenson Harwood partner said: ‘We are excited to be involved in the launch of the UK's first Renewable Academy, which is being established concurrently with a new innovative offshore wind course.

‘Both the Academy and the course will play a fundamental role in opening access to, and educating more industry professionals about, the renewable energy sector and, specifically, offshore wind and hydrogen.

We look forward to welcoming delegates to our campus and to help showcase the wealth of opportunities available across the industry.

Warren Harrison

‘Colleagues and I have enjoyed helping to establish and create this course and look forward to meeting many of these professionals during our sessions teaching some of the modules.

‘Travelling offshore on the final day of the course will ensure attendees get to see the end products in real life, which for many will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.’

Chris Paterson, Principal at HKA said: ‘HKA is delighted to be supporting this excellent course at an incredibly important time for the renewable energy industry.

‘The attendees will gain tremendous insight into the various stages of a renewables project and will benefit from learning directly from those involved at the forefront of this industry.’

Liam McIvor, Director of Renewable Academy said: ‘We are delighted to be able to present the first professionally focused course in the UK which shall emphasise the North East as a leading location in the UK's green transition and give delegates a unmatchable opportunity to get an insight into the full lifecycle of offshore wind and hydrogen projects.

‘We are very pleased to work with two renewable energy industry leaders SH and HKA to ensure the course is relevant, insightful and useful to all delegates.’

Tony Concagh, Tom Adams and Cathal Leigh-Doyle from Stephenson Harwood LLP will provide the legal sessions on the course, and they have secured wider involvement from other representatives in the industry such as BP, RWE and Acteon.


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