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D&A College and Coast Renewables enter partnership to boost wind turbine skills

Mark Robson, managing director of Coast Renewables
Mark Robson, managing director of Coast Renewables

Dundee & Angus College and Dundee-based Coast Renewables have entered into a partnership to deliver training for the wind turbine sector.

The organisations are hoping to help develop a workforce that will be required for several major upcoming renewables projects.

D&A College will offer the Global Wind Organisations (GWO) basic technical training course which has been designed to greatly increase the number of skilled technicians around the world.

Meanwhile Coast Renewables, who are based at the Port of Dundee, will provide the GWO basic safety training qualification.

This enables delegates with an engineering electrical/mechanical background to perform basic hydraulic, mechanical and electrical tasks related to wind turbines under the supervision of an experienced technician.

It also covers important skills including fire awareness, first aid, working at heights and manual handling – all mandatory training requirements prior to commencing work within a wind turbine generator or nominated on and offshore sites.

Stephen McGregor, head of sector for STEM subjects at D&A College, said: “We are very pleased to see this collaboration with Coast Renewables come to fruition and feel it will benefit the local workforce immensely in allowing it to access the new opportunities now before us.

“These are challenging times indeed and Dundee & Angus College is proud to continue to support our region in maintaining its strong and sector leading position as the major training provider in the Tay Cities area.”

This collaboration mean a local workforce can be trained and ready to fulfil the job roles envisaged for projects such as Neart na Gaoithe, which will begin construction in the Firth of Forth shortly, and Seagreen located near the Angus coastline.

Coast managing director Mark Robson added: “We feel this collaboration will be a great asset to the people and industry of Dundee and offer new job opportunities within a growing sector.

“We’re looking forward to working closely together with Dundee and Angus College on this project.”

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