As well as investing to maintain a leading position in the offshore energy sector, DeepOcean is working to ensure local supply chains growth and sustainability, whilst developing relevant technologies and expanding skills and capabilities.
DeepOcean supports the the sectors economic growth and supply chain development through memberships, affiliations and participation in a number of recognised institutions that are key in creating manufacturing, supply or installation opportunities to support and complement the skill-sets DeepOcean provide.
DeepOcean is a supporter of global offshore renewables and subsea power systems. In the UK it is an active member of the executive committee for the Energi Coast, representing the North East of England’s renewable sectors. It is a member of Renewable UK and has developed a supply chain plan to ensure maximum utilisation of local resources whilst ensuring the communities and businesses in the regions of operations benefit from DeepOcean project participation.
DeepOcean is an active member of the Executive Committee for Energi Coast, which is the representative group for the North East of England’s offshore renewables sector. The group aims to promote the extensive offshore renewable energy sector expertise from the region and it’s unique offering to the industry.
A group of the leading offshore renewables supply chain companies in North East England have been brought together by NOF Energy to promote:
- The capabilities of regional companies in servicing the offshore renewable market both in the UK and internationally.
- The key competencies of North East England’s integrated energy supply chain.
- Member companies with a strong track-record of collaborative working and a commitment to further strengthening those partnerships to serve offshore renewables.
- North East England’s excellent infrastructure and logistics capabilities enabling it to become a global hub for the offshore renewables sector.
DeepOcean is also a member of RenewableUK, where it actively participates in a number of working groups including the Offshore Wind Delivery Group and the Skills & Employment Strategy Group.
Skills and Capabilities
DeepOcean is engaged in a number of initiatives the purpose of which is to attract a new workforce to our industry and develop existing capabilities. Particularly investing in a number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects each year with colleges, institutions, local or regional authorities, universities, public or private skills providers.
Each year DeepOcean recruits a number of engineering graduates to participate in the Graduate Engineering Programme. The programme represents full time employment within DeepOcean and provides a structured training programme within the business. Over recent years the programme has led to a 10% year on year increase in the number of Project Engineers within the company.