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Sophie Stainthorpe

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The windfarm windfall... Energy firm pledges £15 million investment in Norfolk

The windfarm windfall... Energy firm pledges £15 million investment in Norfolk

The firm planning to build two massive wind farms off the Norfolk coast has announced it is providing £15 million to fund community projects across the county.
Hermione plots clear sea career course to the top

Hermione plots clear sea career course to the top

Manoeuvring a 23,641-tonne jack-up vessel around a vast offshore wind turbine installation site doesn’t faze 19-year-old deck cadet Hermione Parker. Here she tells us about her plan to be captain by the time she’s 30.
New drone technology enables year-round terrain mapping

New drone technology enables year-round terrain mapping

Drone operator HexCam is pushing the boundaries of terrain mapping by investing in the latest technology.
Operations and maintenance – an opportunity not to be missed

Operations and maintenance – an opportunity not to be missed

With the rapid development of new technologies and the digitalisation of the energy sector, innovation in windfarm operations and maintenance is becoming a reality and the GENERATE region needs to prepare for new technologies, skill requirements and ways of working.
To export or not to export: is it time to seek an overseas solution to growth?

To export or not to export: is it time to seek an overseas solution to growth?

The energy transition will escalate the potential to export expertise, solutions, and products, but venturing into the unfamiliar can be daunting and a gargantuan leap into a bureaucratic minefield. Colin Elcoate from Alderley shares his experiences on building successful overseas operations and the pitfalls to avoid.
East Coast College creating workforce for clean energy landscape

East Coast College creating workforce for clean energy landscape

Rachel Bunn, assistant principal for apprenticeships and employer engagement at East Coast College, discusses the importance of embracing the clean energy landscape.
Planning system needs radical reform to be fit for the energy transition

Planning system needs radical reform to be fit for the energy transition

The national infrastructure planning system is not fit for purpose and causing massive delays which could be disastrous for the supply chain, says wind champion Martin Dronfield.
GENERATE is a new brand for a new energy era

GENERATE is a new brand for a new energy era

The East of England is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the boom in renewable energy – and new investment brand GENERATE will be helping local businesses capture opportunities to create growth, jobs and investment.
Great Yarmouth firm celebrates £500,000 investment package

Great Yarmouth firm celebrates £500,000 investment package

An international company with a Great Yarmouth offshore operations support site has invested £500,000 in crane simulators.
Why diversity and inclusion need to be a priority in energy sector

Why diversity and inclusion need to be a priority in energy sector

Diversity and inclusion are increasingly important when it comes to attracting and retaining the best staff.