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AREG encouraging North-east skills transfer

AREG encouraging North-east skills transfer

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22 March 2018

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) is exploring how oil and gas companies can transfer technology, skills and engineering expertise into the renewables sector.

AREG is actively supporting diversification of oil and gas skills into renewables and working closely with Aberdeen City Council’s Trade and Inward Investment team to help shape the city’s approach to trade development activities and new investment opportunities to benefit the local economy.

Jean Morrison, chair of AREG said: "We want Aberdeen to be as famous for renewables as it is for oil and gas. There needs to be a sustainable energy sector, which supports jobs for future generations and it is important we retain critical energy skills as well as promoting our capabilities across the country and globally.”

AREG helps its members to access business opportunities and influential industry players. Membership is open to individuals, businesses and companies involved in the renewable sector and those who are looking to diversify from oil and gas.

Aberdeen City Council has been active in renewables for more than 15 years. The area is now Scotland’s largest employer in offshore wind by some margin. As well as offshore markets, North-east companies are also diversifying into fields such as bio-energy, heat, solar and electricity storage.