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Teesside University hosts first UK Renewables Academy

01 July 2022

 

The first ever course dedicated to educating industry professionals about offshore and hydrogen energy has taken place at Teesside University.

Geert Jan Hoek, CEO, of MonoBase Wind talking at the UK Renewables Academy
Geert Jan Hoek, CEO, of MonoBase Wind talking at the UK Renewables Academy

The UK Renewables Academy has been developed in association with international law firm Stephenson Harwood and HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, to offer professionals insight and training into all aspects of the renewable energy industry.

The first ‘Introduction to Offshore Wind’ course, which took place at the Teesside University International Business School saw 85 professionals given a comprehensive overview of offshore wind projects.

Topics covered throughout the four-day course included:

  • The UK renewable and wind market
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Windfarm commissioning
  • Windfarm insurance
  • Hydrogen production
  • Contractor management

As well as speakers from Stephenson Harwood and HKA, there were also talks from representatives from a range of leading businesses in the renewables sector including, SBM Offshore, Allianz, Unasys, Protium Green Solutions and Monobase Wind.

Warren Harrison, Dean of Teesside University International Business School, said: “At Teesside University we pride ourselves on our role as an anchor institution helping to transform lives and economies through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions.

We were delighted to host the first ever UK Renewables Academy and look forward to watching this programme grow as we continue to work with industry to aid the transition to a smarter, greener industrial economy.

Warren Harrison, Dean of Teesside University International Business School

“Therefore we were delighted to host the first ever UK Renewables Academy and look forward to watching this programme grow as we continue to work with industry to aid the transition to a smarter, greener industrial economy.”

Tony Concagh, partner at Stephenson Harwood, said: "It was rewarding to participate in an event that brought together a young, diverse group of professionals – 39% of the delegates had been in the industry for less than two years – and assist them in their journey supporting one of the UK's most exciting industries."

Chris Paterson, partner at HKA, added: “HKA was delighted to support the inaugural Renewables Academy.

“The content throughout the course was thought provoking and informative. We enjoyed engaging with the delegates on the technical and commercial issues that can arise on projects across the sector.”