Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group will explore how oil and gas companies can transfer technology, skills and engineering expertise into the renewables sector at All-Energy this week.
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.
AREG, which will be exhibiting on stand G24, will also be presenting at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s All-Energy ‘Opportunities in the Renewable Sector’ Lunch ‘n’ Learn on the opening day of the event.
Morag McCorkingdale of AREG and Aberdeen City Council will discuss the North East’s energy industry and the skills crossover between the energy sectors. She will also provide an overview of current projects, supply chain as well as future opportunities in the region.
Ms McCorkingdale 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.