A new programme aimed at helping domestic supply chain firms benefit from Scotland’s burgeoning offshore wind sector could deliver significant employment opportunities for the north-east.
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When developer ERM decided Aberdeen would be the home for Dolphyn, its world-first floating green hydrogen project, it said “it will put Aberdeen on the map”.
Sir Ian Wood urged businesses of all sizes to “co-operate, share ideas, challenge themselves and combine expertise” as he launched the new EnergyTech initiative.
Aberdeen has been selected as the home for the “world’s first” offshore floating facility to produce green hydrogen.
The developers of a new initiative aimed at speeding up the level of innovation in the energy sector are also hopeful it will alter attitudes towards digitalisation.
Most of the North Sea workforce is “yet to see” a positive impact from the digital transformation and remain “highly sceptical”, according a major new report.
Sir Ian Wood has insisted the north-east’s long-term challenges remain the same but warned the impact of Covid-19 will “almost certainly slow progress” for overcoming them.
A number of North Sea-focused industry groups have announced they will collaborate on a survey designed to assess the pace of digitalisation growth across the sector.
Potential for ‘thousands’ of jobs as Sir Ian Wood unveils plans for Aberdeen ‘Energy Transition Zone’
Sir Ian Wood has unveiled ambitious plans to help the north-east economy capitalise on the energy transition, potentially creating “thousands” of jobs in the process.
The past year has been one of transformational change for the energy sector as the world woke up to the climate emergency.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has set out its strategy to digitalise the North Sea with the aim of taking a slice of a $510bn global data prize.
A two million pound pot has been funded to help north-east start-ups grow to a level which will boost the local economy and employment.
The leading trade body for the North Sea energy sector put the benefits of digital technology under the spotlight yesterday.
Oil and gas veteran Sir Ian Wood has hit out at climate change activists unwilling to further the energy transition conversation.
A new business accelerator is being launched this week to help drive a digital revolution in the north-east economy.
An investment fund created to establish diversification across the north-east of Scotland has offshore wind “firmly in its sights”, according to Sir Ian Wood.
Opportunity North East (One) has opened its £1.5 million digital and entrepreneurship “hub” in the heart of Aberdeen.
Work has started on a £1.5 million digital and entrepreneurship “hub” in the heart of Aberdeen.
A new programme is being launched by Robert Gordon University to accelerate the growth of supply chain firms in the energy sector.
A gaming and technology expert has been appointed to drive digital company incubation and growth in the north-east.
Spirit Energy has been named as one of operators backing a new supply chain opportunity for the decommissioning of offshore pipeline bundles.
The Aberdeen city region deal has yielded tangible results for the north-east one year on, regional leaders have said.
Oil and gas billionaire Sir Ian Wood said the north-east has "woken up" to the challenge of transforming the region's economy.