UK Renewable Academy is held at Teesside University

The first training aimed at informing energy experts about offshore wind and hydrogen

Wilton Universal Group, Stephenson Harwood, HKA, and Teesside University have developed the UK’s first renewable energy academy, according to the company.

The school’s inaugural session, ‘Introduction to Offshore Wind,’ marked the inauguration of the academy, which is meant to offer individuals providing support services to the renewables industry with sector expertise and insights.

According to the partners, it is the first UK course dedicated to teaching energy sector experts about offshore wind and hydrogen.
The course will begin in June 2022 and will cover subjects such as the UK wind market, significant players, farm identification, ownership, contracting, foundations, floating wind, construction, insurance, and hydrogen generation.

Delegates will visit Wilton Universal Group’s 45-hectare manufacturing site and sail on a vessel to observe an offshore wind farm in action on the course’s last day.

The legal sessions on the course will be led by Stephenson Harwood’s Tony Concagh, Tom Adams, and Cathal Leigh-Doyle, and they have secured additional industrial participation from BP, RWE, and Acteon.

“It’s excellent news to see an International Renewable Academy being created in Teesside within Teesside University’s magnificent facilities and presented by a brilliant list of presenters covering all elements of Offshore Wind and Hydrogen,” said Bill Scott, CEO of Wilton Universal Group.

“It’s a testament to how far Teesside and the wider North East have come in terms of developing a depth of knowledge in these fascinating green industries, and we’re looking forward to welcome the delegates to our facilities.”

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‘Delegates will be able to witness the technology and components in real life when they tour one of the UK’s most recognized fabrication yards after spending three days studying and networking with renewable energy business experts in a classroom atmosphere,’ said Renewable Academy director Liam McIvor.

“Wilton Engineering recently announced a flagship 40GW green hydrogen project on the same location as Protium, so now is an excellent opportunity to work with Wilton and important stakeholders.”

“This site trip, which will take place before travelling offshore to view a wind farm in operation, will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for many.” We’re ecstatic to team up with Wilton Engineering and once again be able to promote the North East as a key player in the UK’s green transformation.”

“The Tees Valley is at the vanguard of the UK’s renewable energy business, and it is an honour to host the UK’s first Renewable Academy at Teesside University International Business School,” said Warren Harrison, dean of Teesside University International Business School.

“We are excited to welcome delegates to our campus and assist in showcasing the diverse range of opportunities available in the business.”