The European Union still needs to make huge efforts in terms of offshore wind energy to be carbon-neutral by 2050. For instance, the volume of offshore wind energy in Europe needs to increase from 25 GW to 60 GW by 2030 and 330 GW by 2050.
This entails a great need for technically qualified personnel, a need for harmonisation and a need for international collaboration. 13 organisations from 5 countries are joining forces in the T-shore project to respond to the need for suitable professional training courses.
The main objective is setting up a network of centres for professional expertise in offshore wind in Europe that is based on strong regional frameworks. T-shore aims to build a bridge between the skills needed in the sector and the range of skill trainings.
- Development and establishment of a European network of training centres in offshore wind energy, including infrastructure for innovation.
- Stronger relationships between companies, research and vocational education and training to respond to the need for skills in the sector.
- New competency profiles and advanced digital and evidence-based educational training methods and materials in a professional learning environment.
Partners: Stichting Noorderpoort, Stichting Platform Beta En Techniek (Katapult); Scalda Stichting voor middelbaar beroepsonderwijs en educatie; Stichting Technologie Centrum (TCNN/NNOW) Noord-Nederland and Stichting World Class Maintenance (Netherlands); Letterkenny Institute Of Technology and IWEA CLG t/a Wind Energy Ireland (Ireland); Skive College, Ørsted A/S and CEMTEC FONDEN (Hydrogen Valley) (Denmark); Fagskolen Rogaland studiested Stavanger and Energy Innovation AS (Norway); and POM West Flanders (Belgium).
Blue Cluster's role: Blue Cluster acts as subcontractor of the Provincial Development Agency of West Flanders in this project.
With the support of: Erasmus+
Contact: Stefaan Mensaert