Renewable Energy Jobs to Be Created
Global renewable energy developer, Element Power, has sign a deal with the National Grid UK to provide 3,000 megawatts of electricity to Ireland, creating 10, 000 jobs during project’s development and construction phase.
Electricity is expected to be transmitted through two subsea cables connecting wind power generated in the Midlands of Ireland to consumers in the UK.
The deal which is part of a series of projects exporting wind power could save UK consumers £7 billion over the project’s lifetime compared to sourcing the same energy from sea-based offshore wind farms.
Element Power said that the project would also result in the creation of an estimated 3,000 long-term operational and manufacturing jobs in the UK and Ireland.
Chief Executive Officer at Element Power Ireland, Tim Cowhig believes the project will bring substantial benefits to the economy and pave the way for more jobs in the building engineering industry.
Mr Cowhig said: “Greenwire is a particularly timely project which will enable the economy to harness our renewable energy resources to our economic advantage.
“Greenwire is the enabling project that will allow this to happen boosting our national trade and generating considerable employment and benefit to the Midlands region.”
The growing popularity of wind farms has seen an enormous boost for the renewable energy sector, creating more employment opportunities for engineers and trades professionals. It has been reported that the number of people working in this sector has grown significantly in the last two years.
Posted on July 20, 2012, in Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, Climate Change, Construction, construction jobs, Education, electrician, electrician jobs, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Government, Infrastructure, Politics, Renewable Energy, t4ts, Technology, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged building construction industry, Chief Executive Officer Element Power Ireland, Economic growth, electricians, Employment, employment opportunities, Energy Development, Gas engineers, Investment, long-term operational and manufacturing jobs, midlands, National Grid (Great Britain), new jobs, plumbers, Renewable energy, t4ts news, the National Grid, Tim Cowhig, trade professionals, train4tradeskills, train4tradeskills news, UK economy, Wind farms, Wind power. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.