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Responsibilities: Perform feasibility studies on proposed HVDC projects at various stages in the projects' life cycle with a focus on technical feasibility, technological risk assessment, cost estim

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Your functionAs a Senior Project Manager, you will lead the day-to-day execution of client projects while guiding and developing individual project team members. You will work directly with clients -u

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Eine Aufgabe, die herausfordert In Ihrer Position als Betriebsingenieur für regionale Energieverteilnetze sind Sie für den zuverlässigen Betrieb unserer Anlagen des MS-/NS-Netzes in der Region verant

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IHRE AUFGABEN Führen von Baustellen im Bereich Mittel-, Hoch- und HöchstspannungsanlagenMontagetätigkeiten, Wartungsarbeiten und Inbetriebnahme auf Schaltanlagenbaustellen in SüdwestdeutschlandAnleit

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Unser Kunde aus dem Bereich der Energieübertragung sucht für laufende Großprojekte aus dem Freileitungsbau freiberufliche Unterstützung. Die Aufgaben liegen bei diesem Projekt im Bereich der Lieferant

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IHR TÄTIGKEITSBEREICHFür ein weiteres großes Projekt im Freileitungsbau in Deutschland suchen wir einen Planungskoordinator (m/w/d) 400 kV Freileitungs- und Erdkabelbau. In dieser Aufgabenstellung sin

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IHR TÄTIGKEITSBEREICHAls Projektleiter übernehmen Sie die Leitung der Trassierungs- und Freileitungsplanung von Neubau- und Umbauprojekten im Hoch- und Höchstspannungsnetz in Deutschland. Ihr Tätigkei

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Für unseren Kunden, einen international agierenden Anlagen-Bauer und Dienstleister im Bereich Power und Grid suchen wir aktuell freiberufliche Unterstützung. Für mehrere Großprojekte im Übertragungsne

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#SONews – Porsche partners with Siemens Energy to pilot the production of green fuels for the future

Porsche has partnered with Siemens Energy, AME, ENAP and ENEL to pilot a project in Chile and generate the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for synthetic climate neutral fuels. The project in Chile aims to make approximately 130,000 litres of eFuels from 2022, with annual production of 55 million litres by 2024 and about 550m litres by 2026.  Porsche have been developing their own synthetic fuel, eFuel, that will begin trials in 2020 with a target that the synthetic fuel will cut CO2 emissions produced by internal combustion engines by as much as 85%.  The pilot project is in Chile’s Magallanes province and will take advantage of southern Chile’s wind conditions to produce the climate-neutral fuel using green wind power.  Siemens Energy will make use of its Gamesa wind turbines partnered with its PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolysis to produce green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is now being recognised as an important fuel for the future with an increasingly important role in storing and transporting energy. 

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Client Report: The Future of Renewables – A Global Assessment

When we first entered 2020, no one could have accurately predicted what would happen across the globe. For the renewables sector, the beginning of last year was certainly looking promising. Large scale sustainable energy projects were already planned, climate change was a hot topic driving up interest in renewable energy activity and governments across the globe were outlining their climate change targets Spencer Ogden has been a pioneering recruiter in the renewables sector for over 10 years, continuously working to create careers to power a sustainable future for our clients and candidates alike. With the expertise built up over that period, we seek to put you one step ahead in your hiring needs with cutting edge market insight. Our report provides insight from surveying over 100 renewable energy firms in November 2020. Participants included experts across a number of renewables disciplines including hydropower, offshore wind, onshore wind and solar. Click here to download the report.

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Where is your career going in 2021? Why now is a great time to join us!

As we roll into the New Year, for many of us that means a list of resolutions of how we are going to have a fresh start and make positive change in 2021. You may be one of those that has made career related resolutions this year: finding a new job. With the ongoing pandemic and current uncertainty in the world, you might struggle to imagine yourself leaving your current job for a new opportunity. However, it is possible to find a role at a company that is more secure, enjoyable, higher paying and be better for your career progression. Spencer Ogden is that company. We have shared some of 2020 highlights to show you why: The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 In 2020, Spencer Ogden was ranked number 7 in the annual 2020 Profit Track 100 in association with the Sunday Times. The league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits over their last three years. Learning and Development Our global award-winning learning and development function is designed to give all our people the opportunity to thrive in their chosen roles at Spencer Ogden. We have a team of experienced in-house learning and development consultants to support your people’s journey and growth with us. The team has a combination of 50 years’ industry experience and are regionally based to provide local support. Our world-class training programs consists of a blend of development initiatives, including our global e-learning platform, the Pod, modulated classroom training, mentor support, skills assessment and dedicated coaching from the team. And nothing changed in 2020, the Learning and Development team ran 31 virtual training Academies as well as continuing one-to-one coaching, mentoring support and continuing to add bespoke Spencer Ogden content to the Pod (41 new items!). Career Progression We offer unparalleled progression opportunities. From day one, no matter what level you join us at, you will understand how you can progress within our business and all the available opportunities. Our people are provided with transparent career framework and associated development plan that clearly outlines what they nee to do in order to achieve their next promotion. In 2020, 82 of our people were promoted. New office launch Over the past 10 years, the rapid growth we have seen is a result of us being a people-orientated business.  In 2020, we relaunched our Glasgow office, Spencer Ogden’s 11th global office and our third office in the EMEA region. The premise of this office is to allow Spencer Ogden to take advantage of the natural growth opportunity that Scotland presents in the sustainable energy sector.  The office relaunch will continue the expansion of our global operations and support Spencer Ogden’s growth journey and part of that is looking at growing headcount in 2021. Glasgow is a city with five universities, creating great opportunity for potential consultants to join the business.  #LifeatSO Life at SO is more than just recruitment, we have created a culture that is a crucial aspect to our business.  Our vibrant culture is a crucial aspect to our success and while we do work hard, we know how to have fun along the way. Success tastes SO much sweeter when you’re recognised and rewarded, which is why we offer unbeatable rewards to our employees. It is this innovative culture and way of thinking that has got Spencer Ogden where it is today. Find out more what it’s like to work at SO by visit our brand new careers section of our website or search the hashtag #LifeatSO and check us out on social media. 2021 is an ambitious year for Spencer Ogden, as we continue our exciting growth journey and part of that is looking at growing headcount across all regions (11 office locations) by 20%.  To find out more about the exciting opportunities we have at Spencer Ogden, check out our live vacancies  or get in touch with someone from our talent team.

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Spencer Ogden relaunches Glasgow office

We are excited to announce the relaunch of our Glasgow office, Spencer Ogden’s 11th global office and our third office in the EMEA region. Spencer Ogden has had previous incredible success in this location from 2010 to 2015, focusing on the oil and gas industry. In late 2015, the oil and price crash meant that we closed our operations and relocated key employees. However, we want to build on following previous success and relaunch our operations in Glasgow, allowing Spencer Ogden to service the local Scottish and wider domestic UK energy and infrastructure markets from financial inception to project execution. The premise of this office is to allow Spencer Ogden to take advantage of the natural growth opportunity that Scotland presents in the sustainable energy sector with particular focus on Wind and Hydrogen. Scotland is a key location and industry leader in the global renewables market. Scotland has a clear vision to become a leading hydrogen nation and further push into wind across the country. In 2021, Scotland will be hosting the United Nations Climate Change Summit. Scotland are securing their future as a centre of international excellence, establishing the innovation, skills and supply chain to underpin the energy transition. We are pleased to welcome back two previous employees to lead the Glasgow business, Manager, Adam Stahler and Team Leader, Fraser Torrance. This office relaunch will continue the expansion of our EMEA operations and support Spencer Ogden’s exciting growth journey and part of that is looking at growing headcount in 2021. Glasgow is a city with five universities, creating great opportunity for potential consultants to join the business. “Spencer Ogden are delighted to reopen our doors in Glasgow once again. Scotland has an estimated 25% of all the wind resource in Europe and will see continued investment in other areas of the energy mix such as £25bn into Hydrogen energy by 2030. The opening of Glasgow positions us perfectly to support our local client base in attaining the in-demand talent required for the green energy revolution,” Stewart McArthur, EMEA Director.

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#SOChristmas – 12 benefits a career at Spencer Ogden can give to you

Every year, this classic carol resurfaces “12 Days of Christmas”, a festive tradition along with Christmas trees, mistletoe and Christmas movies. This year as part of Spencer Ogden’s festive preparations, we decided to share with you our own edition of the classic, sharing with you 12 benefits a career at Spencer Ogden can give to you. On the first day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden gave to me… Award-winning learning and developmentWe have a team of experienced in-house learning and development consultants to support our people and give them the opportunity to thrive in their chosen roles at SO. Our world-class training consists of a blend of development initiatives, including our global e-learning platform, the Pod, modulated classroom training, mentor support, skills assessment and dedicated coaching from the L&D team. On the second day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Career progression opportunitiesWe offer unparalleled progression opportunities. Everyone is provided with a transparent career framework with associated development plan that clearly outlines what our people need to achieve their next promotion. We know how to take our people from good to SO great.  On the third day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Agile workingThe working world has changed forever with people valuing flexibility and work life balance. We want to move with the times and give our people the opportunity to take advantage of this. Across the whole business, at any level, our people can work remotely up to two days a week. On the fourth day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Work abroadAt Spencer Ogden, the sky is the limit! We want our people to push themselves out of their comfort zone with the opportunity to transfer internationally to one of our 11 global offices. On the fifth day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Relaxed dress codeAs we mentioned, we value people’s flexibility so we relaxed our dress code. “Dress for your day”, allows our people to decide what attire is appropriate across the entire week. On the sixth day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Save moneySpencer Ogden not only helps you make money but save it too. We offer our people a wide range of discounts, for gyms and a range of retailers as well as medical insurance and pensions. On the seventh day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… More holidaySpencer Ogden recognises how hard our people work and want to give them some well deserved rest! Enjoy 25 days holiday and receive an extra day for each year of service up to five years. As well as holiday, we give everyone their birthday off so they can celebrate with their loved ones. On the eight day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Be in control of your earningsWe have created an autonomous environment where our people can take control of their careers and how much they earn. Our people receive market leading base salaries which are topped up by our competitive commission structures. On the ninth day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… High performers lunch clubs and tripsSuccess tastes SO much sweeter when you’re rewarded, which is why we offer unbeatable rewards to our employees. From our high performers lunch clubs to some of the world’s top restaurants to trips to Miami and adventures in Fiji. On the tenth day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Our SOcial CultureLife at SO is more than recruitment. While we do work hard, we also know how to have fun along the way. From sales and dress up days to monthly drinks in the office, we believe that providing our people with an inspiring and invigorating environment supports the work they do. On the eleventh day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Give back (volunteer days)Giving back to the world is important and we are happy to promote and support involvement in voluntary activity and encourage our people to get involved with charity events. Our people are given up to four days of paid leave to pursue existing or new charitable projects. On the twelfth day of Christmas, Spencer Ogden sent to me… Technology as an acceleratorSpencer Ogden are at the forefront of the technology landscape. The technology that we have at Spencer Ogden (Fuze, Bullhorn, Hinterview and so on) has meant that our people can perform at the highest standards and work remotely without any issues. So, enjoy the festive season and as you begin thinking about your career moves in 2021, get in touch with our talent team and find out about the exciting opportunities we have across EMEA, Americas and APAC.

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#SO Willkommen - Giordano Righi, Country Head Deutschland

Spencer Ogden hat Giordano Righi zum Country Head von Spencer Ogden Deutschland ernannt.  Deutschland ist 2021 für Spencer Ogden definitiv ein starker Fokusmarkt, vor allem da die deutsche Regierung angekündigt hat, 350 Milliarden Euro in den nächsten 4 Jahren in den Ausbau der erneuerbaren Energien zu investieren. In seiner Rolle als Country Head wird Giordano das Deutschlandgeschäft von Spencer Ogden verantworten. Ziel ist es, das geschäftliche Wachstum auszudehnen und die Marke Spencer Ogden in Deutschland stark zu positionieren und weiter zu entwickeln. Wir sprechen mit Giordano über seine bisherigen Karrierehöhepunkte und die Frage, warum er sich für Spencer-Ogden entschieden hat. Was waren deine Beweggründe für die Entscheidung für Spencer Ogden? Nach mehr als 21 Jahren Erfahrung im Bereich der Rekrutierung von Spezialisten, habe ich nach einer neuen marktführenden Rekrutierungsfirma Ausschau gehalten, die das richtige „Nichen-Portfolio“ in Bezug auf Industrie und Skills besitzt. Zuvor hatte ich bereits in Deutschland, Latein-Amerika, Großbritannien und den USA gearbeitet. Die Tätigkeit in verschiedenen Ländern und Märkten hat mich gelehrt, dass der Rekrutierungsmarkt weltweit immer spezialisierter wird und Nichen-Unternehmen in unserer Industrie in den letzten Jahren stärker gewachsen sind und innovativer waren als die großen Generalisten. Spencer Ogden setzt einen klaren Fokus auf das Thema erneuerbare Energien und ist somit ein perfektes Beispiel für ein Rekrutierungsunternehmen, welches sein Geschäftsmodel an die neuen Anforderungen des Marktes anpasst. Die Consultants von Spencer Ogden verfügen über ein sehr fundiertes Wissen über den Energiemarkt und können somit zuverlässige Berater ihrer Kunden sein. Beschreibe einmal deine vorherigen Erfahrungen in der Rekrutierungsindustrie?   16 Jahre lang habe ich für einen globalen Marktführer erfolgreich in den Geschäftsfelder Perm, Contracting und Temp gearbeitet. Innerhalb dieses Unternehmens war ich in diversen Vertriebs- und Managementpositionen tätig, nicht nur in Deutschland, sondern auch in Chile. Dort wurde ich zum Geschäftsführer für den Launch der Landesgesellschaft berufen und baute das Geschäft von Santiago de Chile aus zur Marktführerschaft aus.  In meinen darauffolgenden Positionen als Country Director und Managing Director für weitere Rekrutierungsunternehmen war ich z.B. für 200 Mitarbeiter an 4 verschiedenen Standorten tätig oder eröffnete neue Niederlassungen in München, Dortmund und Düsseldorf. Last but not least habe ich in meiner Karriere auch schon mein eigenes „Niche-Recruitment“-Unternehmen gegründet, aufgebaut und erfolgreich verkauft.  Was hoffst Du mit Spencer Ogden zu erreichen?  Mein Ziel ist es, Spencer Ogden in Deutschland innerhalb der nächsten drei Jahre zum Marktführer für die Rekrutierung von Spezialisten aus der Energiebranche zu machen. Dabei setze ich stark auf den Faktor Expertenwissen!Wir sind bereits dabei, die besten Recruitment-Talente einzustellen, um unsere hohen Wachstumsziele zu erfüllen. Wer Lust auf die Energiewelt hat, schnell etwas bewegen möchte, den Fair Play Gedanken liebt und bereit ist, sich ständig weiterzuentwickeln, der sollte sich bei uns bewerben. Die Chancen auf eine spannende Karriere sind immens. Um jedem neuen Mitarbeiter die Chance zu geben, ein richtiger Industrie-Experte zu werden, brechen wir den Energiemarkt in einzelne Sektoren, so genannte Ultra-Nichen, runter. Unsere Kunden können dann von diesem Expertenwissen direkt profitieren. Mit der richtigen Mischung aus einzigartigen Markt- und Industriekenntnissen und exzellenten Beziehungen zu einem globalen Netzwerk an Kandidaten und Kunden wollen wir uns positiv auf dem Markt präsentieren und uns unserem Wettbewerb stellen. Welche speziellen Qualifikationen und Werte bringst du mit zu Deinem Team/zu Spencer Ogden?  Ich würde mich als Business Development Spezialisten und strategischen Denker bezeichnen, der über viel Erfahrung im Aufbau von neuen Ländern, Standorten, Businessmodellen und Jobbranchen verfügt. Der besondere Fokus, den Spencer Ogden nun auf Deutschland setzt, verbunden mit den starken Wachstumsplänen, stellt für mich deshalb eine fantastische Gelegenheit dar, die ich leidenschaftlich gerne ergreife. In Bezug auf das Thema Führung bin ich ein Fan des situativen Führungsstils. Wichtig ist es aber auch, gerade in Start-up-Phasen, das mein Team mich als Vorbild wahrnimmt, welches eine „hands-on“-Mentalität mitbringt und mit gutem Beispiel vorangeht. Mein Anspruch und mein Versprechen an jedes aktuelle und zukünftige Teammitglied ist: „Wenn Du absoluten Einsatz zeigst, fair play spielst und die kognitiven Fähigkeiten sowie die Bereitschaft zum ständigen Weiterlernen mitbringst, dann bin ich dazu da, deine Karriere zu beschleunigen!“In persönlicher und beruflicher Hinsicht bin ich ein „work hard, play hard“ Typ, der weiß, dass es ein Leben neben der Arbeit gibt. Wichtig sind mir in beiden Bereichen die Werte Respekt, Akzeptanz von Verschiedenartigkeit, Demut und Teamfähigkeit.

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#SONews - Major Offshore Wind Projects to Watch in 2021

Offshore wind energy began in the 1990s and ever since has been growing in scale. Over the last few years, offshore wind growth has accelerated considerably due to over 70% of the world being covered by sea and the wind speeds being considerably stronger offshore than onshore. In 2009, 1% of global wind installations by capacity were offshore compared to over 10% in 2019. The industry is now very mature, but it is only the beginning in terms of global expansion. Over the last 30 years, there has been many lessons learnt from offshore wind in Europe and those lessons are now being taken forward by other countries and developers. Country by country, offshore wind is going global and countries are understanding the potential of offshore wind to achieve their energy transition.Largely riding out the troubles of 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic, offshore wind has been less impacted than other energy sectors and continues to be a big part of the world’s renewable energy transition.Existing markets such as UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and China are growing. With markets in Taiwan, US Atlantic Coast, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam emerging. And, new markets entering the world of offshore such as Brazil, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka continue to develop at pace.The potential for offshore wind is huge. Spencer Ogden have presence in EMEA, Americas and APAC and work with some of the biggest global renewables brands. We have identified some of the world’s key offshore wind projects to watch: Key Projects to Watch in Europe:Dogger Bank (UK) The Dogger Bank projects consists of 3 developments (Dogger Bank A, B and C). The three projects will be located 60 miles off the North East coast of England and will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The project is part of a joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables, with SSE Renewables handling project development and construction and Equinor overseeing operations. Offshore construction will begin in 2021 with first power planned in 2023. Each phase will comprise of 1.2GW of power and represents a multi-billion-pound investment. Combined, the three projects will have an installed capability of 3.6GW and will be capable of powering 4.5 million British homes, meeting 5% of the UK’s electricity demand. Baltic Eagle (Germany) Baltic Eagle located in the Baltic Sea next to the Island of Rugen represents the second largest offshore wind project developed by the Iberdrola group in Germany.Iberdrola group selected MHI Vestas in 2019 as the official supplier of turbines for the Baltic offshore wind farm. It is the first offshore project to use their V174 turbine. MHI Vestas will deliver and install the turbine by 2023.The offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 476MW and will supply renewable energy to 475,000 German houses. Ijmuiden Ver (Netherlands) Ijmuiden Ver Wind Farm is a project that is still in the feasibility stage. The offshore wind farm is due to have a total capacity of 4GW and be in the Dutch North Sea off the Northern coast. Ijmuiden Ver is part of the Dutch government’s plans to have 11.5GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. The Dutch TSO TenneT will connect the project to the local grid using DC technology. There is a possibility that an artificial island could be built to accommodate a converter and transformer station. If this goes ahead, this would be more effective for grid connection than large offshore platforms.Tenders are currently ongoing for the offshore survey contract for this project. It is predicated that the Ijmuiden Ver Wind Farm will be constructed by 2030. Fecamp (France) Fecamp Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm being developed off the coast of Fecamp in France. The project will be in the English Channel, 13km off the coast of the Haute Normandie region. The project was launched in 2020 and is expected to be commissioned in 2023. Fecamp wind farm has a capacity of 500MW and will generate enough electricity to fulfil the demands of 770,000 people in Seine-Maritime (Normandy region) as well as offsetting two million tonnes of carbon dioxide. EDF Renewables and Enbridge own 35% each and WPD offshore owns the remaining 30% of the project. The project is being developed with an estimated investment of €2bn. Fecamp Wind Farm is due to be operational for 25 years and will employ 100 people for maintenance over those years. Key Projects to Watch in the Americas: Vineyard Wind Vineyard wind is the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the United States. Vineyard wind will be developed by Iberdrola, through Avangrid Renewables, and is one of the largest developments of the Iberdrola group in the world. The wind far will have 84 MHI V164-9.5 MW turbines. The offshore wind farm is due to start construction in 2023 with total investment of the project being €2.5billion. Vineyard wind will be located off the coast of the state of Massachusetts and will have a capacity of 800 MW and will supply renewable energy to over 400,000 homes. It will also be offsetting more that 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide every year. During the operational period of this project, a total of $3.700 will be saved in energy costs in the New England region. Vineyard wind is the project that solidifies Iberdrola group’s position as a global leader in offshore wind. Empire Wind The Empire Wind offshore wind farm is planned for an area of 80,000 acres, in federal waters, 20 miles south of Long Island and east of the Rockaways.  Equinor won the bid for Empire Wind and is expected to start construction in 2024. The offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 816 MW and be developed with 60-80 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of approximately 10 MW each. Equinor will invest a total of approximately $3 billion, and the project will be able to power over half a million houses in New York. Empire Wind confirms Equinor’s role as a major contributor in meeting New York State’s renewable energy and climate goals, including its goal of 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035. It is also an important milestone for Equinor who have an ambition to build an offshore wind core area on the U.S. East Coast. Equinor are one to watch in the U.S. as they will also invest a further $60million in port upgrades in New York that will support future offshore wind projects and further strengthen the state’s position as the U.S. hub for offshore wind. Ocean Wind Ocean Wind is the first offshore wind project in New Jersey and will be located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey.  Ocean Wind’s development began early this year (2020) and will be constructed by 2024. The offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 1,100 MW and will create enough electricity to power half a million homes. The project will utilize the GE Haliade-X 12 MW turbine, which is the most powerful turbine on the market today. Ørsted with the support of PSE&G will work on the construction of Ocean Wind. This offshore wind farm will play a significant role in New Jersey’s renewable energy goal of supplying more than 3.2 million hones with offshore wind by 2035. Sunrise Wind Sunrise Wind will be the largest offshore wind farm in the state of New York. It will be located at least 30 miles east of Montauk Point and have a total capacity of 880 MW. The Sunrise Wind project will be developed in partnership between Ørsted and Eversource, with support from Con Edison and the New York Power Authority. Final investment decisions have not been made, but the offshore wind farm is expected to be operational in 2024 with the potential to supply electricity to over half a million homes. Sunrise Wind will play a major contributor in meeting New York State’s renewable energy and climate goals, helping New York accomplish a carbon-free energy grid by 2040. Additionally, Sunrise Wind will introduce approximately 800 jobs through the project’s development, construction and operation, with an additional 1,500-2,000 indirect jobs. Key Projects to Watch in APAC: Thang Long Wind (Vietnam) Thang Long Wind is a offshore wind farm will be located in the Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam and will be constructed 20km away from Ke Ga cape. The project will be delivered in five phases and have a total capacity of 3.4GW.  Thang Long Wind is being developed by Enterprise Energy Group with national and international associated providing additional support.  Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be the turbine manufacturers. The total project investment will be approximately $12bn.Construction is due to start in 2021 with the first phase of the project is due to go into operation in 2023, providing 600 MW of electricity to the Vietnamese electricity system.  And, when it is in full operation in 2027, Thang Long Wind will contribute up to 20 billion KWh of electricity per year. Thang Long Wind will be the country’s first offshore wind farm and Asia’s largest. Formosa 3 (Taiwan) Formosa 3 offshore wind farm is located 35-60km off the coast of Changhua at County, Taiwan. Formosa 3 consists of three developments (Haiding 1, 2 and 3) and will have a total potential capacity of up to 2GW. This project is the largest offshore wind project under development in Taiwan. It is jointly development by JERA, GIG and EnBW. Formosa 3 has been granted full Environmental Impact Assessment approvals and they are preparing for the Round 3 grid auction process for the project. This project is due to be operational after 2025. When fully operational, Formosa 3 will generate enough renewable energy to power between 1.5 to 2 million households in Taiwan whilst offsetting 2,670 tonnes of C02 every year of its operational life. Great Changhua Wind (Taiwan)Great Changhua offshore wind farm projects will be in the Taiwan Strait, approximately 35km to 60km offshore Changua Country in Taiwan and will have a total potential capacity of 2.4GW. The project when completed will take the lead as the largest offshore wind project in Taiwan. It being solely developed by Ørsted. The offshore winds projects will consist of four developments: Greater Changhua 1 and 2a (capacity 900W), Greater Changhua 2b and 4 (capacity 920 MW) and a future 600MW Greater Changhua 3 project. The installation is planned to start in 2021 and when completed will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 2.8 million households in Taiwan.  The Star of the South (Australia) The Star of the South wind farm will be located off the coast of South Gippsland, Victoria. The wind far is Australia’s first offshore wind project. The project is currently in the feasibility phase operating under an exclusive exploration license granted by the Australian Government. The construction of the Star of the South is due to start from 2023 and be fully operational by 2027. However, these dates are dependent to approvals and meeting feasibility requirements. The Star of the South has the potential to supply renewable energy to 1.8 million households in Victoria whilst creating jobs and investment. The offshore wind farm could provide approximately 8,000 direct and indirect jobs in Victoria over its 30-year operational period, including 5,200 construction jobs and 740 ongoing jobs every year. According to AlphaBeta’s (part of Accenture) new economic modelling which was commissioned by the Star of the South project, the offshore wind farm would invest about $8.7 billion into Victoria over its lifetime. As you can see there is a significant opportunity in offshore wind and the global offshore wind market outlook has become increasingly promising over the past few years as governments raise their renewable energy and climate goals and new countries join the market.The Global Wind Energy Council expects that by 2030, 205 GW of new offshore wind capacity will be added to the world.Currently Europe has the world’s largest regional offshore wind market, and it is expected to continue steady growth. However, planned installations from Asia and North America are likely to eventually surpass Europe’s domination. In the next couple of years, most of the growth outside of Europe will primarily come from China and Taiwan, with the US’s contribution playing a large part in 2024 when their first utility-scale offshore project becomes operational. Spencer Ogden have been established in the renewable energy market for 10 years. Our worldwide network gives us access to the talent our clients needs, plus the high-caliber projects our candidates are looking for. Find out how we can help with your renewable energy hiring needs.#CreatingCareersToPowerASustainableFuture

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#SONews – The UK sets out ambitious Ten-Point Green Industrial Revolution Plan

Today, the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his ‘Ten Point Plan’ which outlines the path for the country's Green Industrial Revolution. Much of the focus of the ten-point plan will be aimed at the North of England, Midlands, Scotland and Wales. The plan will allow for £12bn government investment, which should create and support 250,000 jobs and encourage three times as much private sector investment by 2030. Boris Johnson has set out a plan that intends for the UK to become the world’s number one center for green technology and finance, aiming to create the foundations for years of economic growth. The Prime Minister announced plans around clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies which will allow the UK to lead the way globally and eradicate its contribution to climate change by 2050. Each one of the ten-points is built around the UK’s strengths: 1 - Offshore wind: The UK intends to produce enough offshore wind to power every home by 2030. This new target will quadruple how much offshore wind power the UK produce to 40GW and support up to 60,000 green jobs. 2 - Hydrogen: Turning water into energy with £500m of investment and has a 2030 target of having the first town heated entirely by hydrogen. 3 - Nuclear: Bringing forward new nuclear power plans, from large scale to small, developing the next generation of modular reactors and support up to 10,000 jobs. 4 - Electric vehicles: The UK seeks to abolish the sale of new cars powered by petrol and diesel beyond 2030, with only Norway committing to introduce the ban sooner. The ban can happen earlier due to the £2.8bn investment in electric vehicles, supporting our world-class car manufacturing bases and transforming our infrastructure to better support electric vehicles. 5 - Public transport and cycling: Plans to build a cleaner public transport network, invest in zero-emission public transport for the future and create hundreds of new cycle lanes, to encourage cycling as a method of travel. 6 - Jet Zero and greener maritime: Supporting difficult-to- decarbonise industries with their plans to become greener through research projects for zero-emission planes and ships. 7 - Homes and public buildings: Investing £1bn next year to make homes schools and hospitals greener, warmer and more energy efficient. The government has brought forward their target, to 2023, by which new homes will need to be warmed without using gas heating. Through this investment they intend to create 50,000 jobs by 2030. 8 - Carbon Capture: The UK seek to becoming a world-leader in carbon capture and storage. The government intend to invest £1bn to support the technology to capture and storage of harmful emissions away from the atmosphere. The target is to remove 10MT of carbon dioxide by 2030. 9 - Nature: To protect and restore our natural environment by planting 30,000 hectares of trees eve year and rewilding 30,000 football pitches’ worth of countryside, whilst creating and supporting thousands of jobs. 10 - Innovation and finance: The £1bn energy innovation fund intends to help develop the cutting-edge technologies needed to reach all these outlined energy targets and support in making the City of London the world’s green finance centre.

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Power suppliers call for grid investment in Germany and the UK to support renewable energy switch

EON’s latest study has reported that €110 billion investment needs to be made to expand and update Germany’s electricity network by 2050 in order to meet the demands of Germany’s energy transition and goals. EON suggested that Germany would need to spend €32 billion by 2030. Germany need more solar and wind systems and charging infrastructure to be integrated into their current network as well as expanding the current heat pumps and electricity storage systems.  Without these further investments, there will be additional incurred yearly costs of €4.2 billion because of overloaded networks which are unable to absorb the renewable-generated electricity. The German government plans for 65% of power to be from renewable energy by 2030. For this to happen EON has said this investment needs to be made with consideration of future investments in electricity grids. The grids need to be more flexible to cope with the fluctuating and increase demand of renewable energy.Additionally, another Germany electricity supplier RWE has identified that the UK’s electricity grid will not be able to cope with the growing number of windfarms off the UK coast and the fast pace to achieve the government’s goals unless they make fast investments. The UK’s outdated regulation is slowing investment in the electricity grid. The lack of investment could mean that Britain’s plan to have enough offshore windfarms to power every home in the country could be disrupted.RWE plan to spend just under one-third of their investment budget in the UK. However, currently many of their projects have been delayed due to RWE not being able to secure a grid connection. Wales specifically has acknowledged the challenges they are currently facing linking up to the electricity power lines. The Welsh Government wants to heat and power all new homes with renewable energy by 2025. In order to do this, they have said they are working with partners to design the energy grids needed.Power lines all over the country are close to full capacity, leading to the requirement of investment to upgrade the local networks before they can start generating.

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World Mental Health Day 2020: Mental Health for All

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, a day that is recognised by the World Health Organisation on the 10th October every year.  This year’s World Mental Health Day comes towards the end of a year, where all of our daily lives have changed considerably due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 2020 has brought many challenges, and as a result this year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is “mental health for all”. Mental health has a close relationship with how you feel about yourself, your immediate surroundings, your work, and how you cope with day-to-day life. Your mental health doesn't always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of our life. We all need to ensure that we are taking good care of our mental health. Spencer Ogden have recently signed the “Time to Change” employer pledge, an accreditation recognising the positive changes that Spencer Ogden have made internally through initiatives that tackle mental health stigma whilst also promoting workplace wellbeing. Over the next 12 months, the “Time to Change” pledge will see us continue to build on our commitments to develop and improve wellbeing in the workplace. At Spencer Ogden, we want to remove the stigma attached to mental health. We are working to create an environment, where people feel comfortable to talk about mental health and know that it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling. So, on World Mental Heath Day, some of our senior leaders across the world have volunteered to share internally their personal experiences and some of the challenges they have.

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