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New type of floating wind farm on its way to Scotland Options
progpen
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:25:19 AM

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The first floating full scale wind project will be installed in Scotland. Called the Hywind Project, it will have five 6MW turbines and it looks like they will be using a cylindrical ballast-stabilizing structure called a Spar Bouy, which has been used by the oil and gas industry. The Hywind Project is owned by Statoil, a Norwegian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.

New pitch and yaw controls had to be developed for the floating turbines and builds on other advances that came from the Hywind Demo Project.

Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar has acquired a 25 percent stake in Statoil’s floating wind farm project in Scotland. Masdar, also known as the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is a renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Hope123
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:55:23 PM

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Looks as if they are looking for workers. In the US too.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/webcasts/2017/07/creating-jobs-in-offshore-wind-challenges-and-opportunities-for-wind-and-oil-gas.html

"Join us in this webcast to learn from the experts how offshore oil and gas industry stakeholders can help build America’s offshore wind industry.

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progpen
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:37:08 AM

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Renewable energy jobs have been quietly taking over for a few years now. All the talk of lost jobs in the oil and gas industries have gotten the headlines, but the reality on the ground is that the future jobs are all in renewables. There are still a few areas of the country where political extremists are holding the local economy back and retarding any possible progress, but on the whole people understand and are seeking out those new jobs.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hope123
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:29:18 PM

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I read that the coal miners didn't want to change jobs because they make $100,000 and the jobs they could get after reeducation did not pay as well. But there are other jobs available for those who have to reeducate that pay good money too.

edX university programs located in MA sent me an ad for their online courses outlining that there are 8 jobs in demand that make over $100,000.

Data Scientist, Supply Chain Manager, Engineering Manager, Finance Manager, Product Manager, IT Manager, Product Marketing Manager, and Software Engineer.

Courses are from MIT, Boston U, Microsoft, U of B.C. - British Columbia etc.

Just need to google edX.


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progpen
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 4:13:45 PM

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Most of the issue with miners and retraining is that they would need to relocate for their new position. Regions with economies built around mining do not also have jobs in most of the industries they can be retrained into. Since these regions tend to be very tight knit and have deep family history, these workers are very reluctant to move them and their family away for "a new start".

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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