The Offshore Wind Industry’s Urgent Need for Professionals

first_imgThe offshore wind industry is developing rapidly. Last year, the use of wind energy grew with 19% in the EU. It is expected that by 2030, wind energy will be the most important source of energy. Not only the market is growing; when it comes to technical developments, changes are also rapidly taking place. The industry does have a big challenge: there is a considerable shortage of professionals.Wind energy keeps playing a larger role in Europe. The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects that in 2030, 30% of the energy in Europe comes from wind. This makes it the most important source of energy. The EU wants to adhere to the Paris Agreement on climate change and is striving for a sustainable way of generating energy.In order to reach this goal, further transformations of the current energy system and cutting-edge technological developments are necessary. Also, investments need to be made in new and current wind parks. Part of the present-day wind parks will not be operational by 2030.Shortage of manpowerThis kind of development and growth requires more manpower. With the current shortage in personnel, alarm bells are already ringing. It is expected that the number of jobs in the sector will  double within the next 3 years. In Holland, 25,000 extra employees are necessary by 2030. At a European level, wind energy will provide for approximately 596,000 jobs. Not having enough manpower has a negative impact on the developments in the industry and may mean that the advancements that are out there to make the energy transition possible, will not be completely utilized.Commitment to the industry“The industry is eager to find professionals of every level” says Anne Visser, Business Unit Manager at Navingo. Navingo specializes in connecting employers and jobseekers in this sector. “We notice that the need is growing to find personnel for jobs such as service and repair engineers, hydraulic engineers, superintendents and cable engineers.” A challenge, because the energy sector is not the only sector looking for technical professionals. “There is a lot of competition from other sectors. If we want to continue the energy transition and make sure that the energy source objectives for offshore wind can be realised, we need to make sure these professionals are committed to this industry. Only then can we reach these goals together”.Are you also looking for personnel? Visit and read about the possibilities.last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli booed by Adelaide crowd, surprisingly Ricky Ponting is not amused

first_imgNew Delhi: Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper, has had a hostile relationship with the Australian public. In 2012, during the Sydney Test, he showed the middle finger to a section of the crowd that had been constantly abusing him while in 2014/15, his confrontations with the Australian players had not made him a very popular figure. In the first Test against Australia in Adelaide in 2018, Kohli was subject to boos from a small section of the crowd at the stadium and this has led to sharp criticism from former skipper Ricky Ponting and Travis Head, who smashed a vital fifty in the first innings.“I don’t like seeing it at all. It didn’t worry me as a player when it happened in England a couple of times. You’ve almost got to accept it as acknowledgement for what you’ve done in the game. It’ll be water off a duck’s back (for Kohli), I’m sure. He’s probably had worse things happen to him on a cricket field,” Ponting told the official Cricket Australia website.Read More | Virat Kohli creates history in Adelaide Test against AustraliaPonting had faced plenty of booing from the crowd during Australia’s Ashes series in England in 2009. This is not the first instance that Kohli has been booed. Apart from Australia, the Indian skipper was booed in an IPL game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians and this came in for sharp criticism from Kohli at that time.Read More | Kohli’s celebration would make us look like ‘worst blokes in world’The Australian crowds have often targeted players from the opposition, most notably England pacer Stuart Broad during the 2013/14 Ashes series Down Under. Broad had refused to walk for a catch in the Trent Bridge Test in the previous series and this led to plenty of criticism.Travis Head, who scored a vital 72 in the first innings to restrict Australia’s deficit, also criticised the behaviour of the crowd. “He’s a pretty good player and probably doesn’t deserve to be booed but that’s how it is. It’s probably not needed but that’s the crowd,” Head said.India are gunning for a win in Adelaide as they look to break their hoodoo Down Under and register their first-ever Test series win in Australia. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more