Top In-Demand Specialist Offshore Jobs in Renewables

20th October | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

Engineers. Electricians. Scientists. These are just a few examples of the core roles that have always been crucial to the offshore industry. That won’t change any time soon, especially as innovation continues to spur market growth. However, there’s something we need to acknowledge. They aren’t the only specialist employees that renewable companies have been fighting […]

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Offshore Solar vs Offshore Wind

18th October | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

There’s no denying that the offshore energy industry has a strong future ahead. Not only are we seeing record levels of investment and market growth across the entirety of the sector, but innovation has recently reached an all-time high (Source: Wind Power Engineering). Ongoing advancements in technology have led to the existence of floating wind […]

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The Latest Trends and Developments in ROV Technology

16th August | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

ROV technologies are constantly evolving. Lately, it’s felt like there has always been another development that could prove crucial to the success of offshore projects, and keeping track of it all is hard. Then, even when development is ready for the market, there’s still work to do. The progression of ROV technology Take, for example, […]

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Brexit’s Effect on Offshore Projects

2nd August | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

As a European or British contractor working on offshore projects, you used to have a whole continent of opportunities sat before you.  It was exciting.  You could live in the UK, work in France, and travel between the two with ease.You could see your family regularly, and thrive from a solid and reliable income in […]

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The State of the UK Offshore Wind Industry 2020-2030

20th July | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

As an industry, we often find ourselves reflecting on the negatives. It’s perfectly natural. To secure business survivability, those operating in UK offshore wind must stay alert to the evolving market.  As we, as a sector, prepare ourselves for what’s ahead, we hold discussions about: The impending resource crisis and what can be done. The […]

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10 Ways Technology and Renewable Energy Investment Will Affect the Shipping Industry

14th June | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

Did you know that the global shipping industry contributes around 3% of all greenhouse gases? As governments and organisations around the world sign up for ESG initiatives, it’ll be interesting to see how the shipping industry will be affected. When this is combined with the continued investment into technological functions that increase health and safety, […]

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Sourcing Reliable Contractors to Build Offshore Wind Farms

18th May | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

The world is facing a global energy crisis. As prices surge, the private and public markets have begun to scrabble for solutions and, by 2030, offshore wind farm investment is expected to reach £650 billion (Source: Eco Generation). For stakeholders not operating in the sector, it seems simple enough to rely on turning wind into […]

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How to Prepare Yourself For a Long-Term Offshore Contract

13th May | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

Packing your bags. Saying goodbye to your family. Making it to your destination on time. These are all important steps for offshore contracting, but some vital preparations go beyond the obvious – and are essential for maintaining your ongoing wellbeing. Your Guide to Preparing for an Offshore Contact Step 1: Research Your Employer Before you […]

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Offshore Contractor Job Rights

4th May | Alex Brown | News | 1 Comment

Preparing to leave behind your home and family is intimidating enough, but not knowing what rights you have as an offshore contractor can make a difficult move even harder. However, across the world, thousands of global offshore employees have settled into a life at sea. Finding that they can achieve incredible job satisfaction, fantastic remuneration, […]

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How Subsea Technologies Are Driving the Industry’s Growth 

30th March | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

One of the earliest plans for a submarine was drafted in 1578, long before cars or trains were invented (Source: History). Although it was another 40 years before a functional prototype was formed, engineers and inventors alike were determined to create the technology that allowed explorers to conquer the ocean. For years, mankind has been […]

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5 Ways Specialist Contractors Keep the Maritime Industry Running

17th March | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

Over 1.6 million workers are currently at sea, and the worldwide demand for officers and specialist crew reveals a shortage of approximately 16,500 employees (Source: ICS Shipping).  With a surplus of around 190,000 ratings, maritime firms have two options: Set sail without the right qualifications on board – and risk regulatory fines. Hire contractors to […]

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Electricity vs Hydrogen – Which is the Future of Offshore Wind?

13th September | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

The inevitable shift from fossil fuels to renewables has familiarised everyone with the concepts of decarbonisation and sustainability. Policymakers, environmental activists, investors and the worldwide community in general are pressing for alternative energy sources and the fuels of the future to become a reality as soon as possible to halt the climate emergency. The prevalence […]

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As the crew change crisis continues, here’s what we’re doing to help

1st July | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

Throughout the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the offshore industry hard and imposed many pressing challenges that urgently needed resolving. One of these issues was the continuing inability of ship operators to conduct crew changes. This presented many crew welfare concerns, issues of regulatory compliance, and an increasing risk that fatigue will lead […]

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Changhua Wind Farm – Taiwan

31st March | Mike Tann | Updates | No Comments

The project entails the manufacturing and installation of 21 5.2MW Hitachi offshore wind turbines for the Changhua Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of Fangyuan in Central Western Taiwan. The Hitachi turbines can tolerate wind speeds of up to 57m/s and will be able to withstand the excess wind power created by the typhoons in […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Hiring Permanent Onshore Positions

28th September | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

When it comes to recruiting for permanent onshore roles in the offshore industry, it can be a little confusing. After all, you’re so used to sourcing talent for international positions that it can be challenging to adhere to a completely different hiring culture. Thankfully, though, you just have to remember one key piece of advice… […]

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An Overview of the Offshore Wind Industry in the US

28th September | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

Over the last year, the United Kingdom has gained a lot of media attention for its offshore wind farms. Being one of the biggest and best sites in the world, it makes sense.  However, in the fight to combat the world’s impending energy crisis, other countries can’t be ignored, including: China Netherlands Germany Denmark The […]

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Our Top 5 Renewable Offshore Projects (2022)

28th September | Alex Brown | News | No Comments

Isn’t it incredible to have watched the development of renewable energy over the last few years? Something that was once a distant dream is now a beautiful reality.  We should celebrate. As of this year, nearly 28% of the world’s electricity production is produced by wind, tidal, and solar farms (Source: IEA). There’s no denying […]

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