Deal will bring height training

Tony Quinn and Dave Bowyer shake hands on the deal.
Tony Quinn and Dave Bowyer shake hands on the deal.

Offshore industry expert, AIS has signed a long-term strategic agreement with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to bring cutting-edge simulated training to the wind sector.

North Tyneside’s AIS Training has secured use of Catapult’s 27-metre high wind turbine training tower, which is located at the world-renowned National Renewable Energy Centre test and research facility in Blyth.

The training tower complements AIS’s Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence, which sits alongside its 150,000 sq ft offshore training village.

Dave Bowyer, director of training and education at AIS, said: “In order to ensure ‘work-ready’ personnel, the more realistic the training conditions are the better. That’s why we are delighted to sign this strategic agreement with ORE Catapult which enables us to create a new wind training experience.”

Tony Quinn, operations director at ORE Catapult, added: “Our partnership with AIS and the training tower provides a perfect environment to support the training of technicians embarking on a career in the wind industry, and I look forward to exploring future opportunities together to meet the demands of the sector.”