MEMBER NEWS: Apollo seizes reNEWable opportunity

February 11, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: Apollo seizes reNEWable opportunity

Aberdeen headquartered engineering company, Apollo, is targeting significant growth across the renewable energy sector by opening a new office in Edinburgh. Apollo’s renewables capability has grown significantly following contract awards, ScotWind and Round 4 leasing opportunities.

The investment is set to create at least 25 new jobs across the central belt over the next 3 years and is a big part of Apollo’s long term strategy across the energy transition, providing engineering and advisory expertise across wind, wave, tidal, hydrogen and nuclear projects. Working alongside their industry leading parent company, Global Energy Group, Apollo looks to continue to establish its name as the trusted advisory and engineering provider to developers, tier 1 contractors, and the wider supply chain.

Nigel Robinson, Sustainable Energy Director at Apollo said: “Establishing a base in Edinburgh is a logical step for Apollo’s Energy Services group. Our client base in Edinburgh continues to grow and we want to be ready to support our offshore wind and ocean energy clients with swift, in person support. Apollo has been engineering offshore wind for over a decade, and this sector features heavily in the company’s future strategy and plans.

Apollo’s Managing Director, Ryan Menzies, added: “I am really excited to see the launch of our Edinburgh office, which is one of a number of new locations that will appear in the near future. This office will provide better access for our clients to our skills and expertise, highlighting our focus right across the energy spectrum. Additionally, it will provide better opportunities for our people who are spread right across the UK. It has always been part of our strategy, and we have had an existing office in the Nottingham area for over 10 years, which has proven ideal for access to great people and great projects. Edinburgh, as well as other locations, is a natural next step in this expansion strategy as we look to increase our headcount towards 200 advisors, engineers and support personnel.”

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AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

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The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

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