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Newsletter - October 2021

Latest news and updates - October 2021

A warm welcome to our October Newsletter (phew, just beat the deadline).

We hope you find it of interest. We are always interested in what you think; feel free to pass on ideas for topics for future inclusion and if you have any comments, don't be shy.

In this edition we would like to focus on an expanding power generation sector: Wind. This should be of interest to NDT Service Companies and those Oil & Gas technicians that want to add another string to their bow - even to those from other sectors.

If you require expertise in NDT recruitment, please contact us via paul@ndtresources.co.uk, or give us a call on 01793 200169. NDT Resources Ltd

Wind Turbine Inspection

The global market for offshore wind energy is forecast to grow by 12.3% between 2021 and 2026. (Research and Market).

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Europe was the largest market in 2020, with a 57% share. It is home to leading global offshore wind energy companies and is expected to primarily focus on upgrading existing infrastructure during this period. That cannot be said for the UK.

Dogger Bank

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Work is under way to create the world's largest offshore wind farm. Located more than 130km off the North East coast of England, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be capable of powering 6 million British homes. The project is due to be completed in 2026.

NDT Opportunities

The wind turbine inspection market has grown rapidly in recent years and this project greatly increases that market. It will eventually provide huge work opportunities for NDT Service companies and individual technicians.

Operating in this environment requires another layer of certification though.

Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

What training is required to achieve GWO certification? To quote their Basic Training Standard:

'Upon completion of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST), participants will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards.
The BST will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency and to increase their safety through proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, emergency equipment and procedures.
The approved GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) provides participants with important skills, which include Fire Awareness, First Aid, Working at Heights and Manual Handling. To enable participants to work in the offshore environment, an additional GWO Sea Survival training shall be completed.'

Training and examination takes 40 hours to complete. Certification is valid for 2 years (nice earner for the training bodies). Proof of certification can be shown by accessing WINDA (the Wind Industry Database). It helps end-users verify the certification status of GWO certified training providers and the competency of participants who have attended GWO certified training courses.

Current Rates?

NDT Resources is currently working on introducing GWO certified NDT techs to clients operating in German waters in the North Sea (operating from Holland). It's a 14 day rotation with hourly rates up to €50 per hour for offshore working (12 hour days) and up to €40 per hour for standby and travel time.

Want to know more about operating in this sector? Please drop me a line.

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Jobs

Our job offering is constantly changing, varying from UK to global placements for a wide range of roles in the NDT sector. Contact us for details.

We have the following roles to fill:

  • Business Development Manager - Aerospace. My client has an opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join their Aerospace & Connected Technology, Non Destructive Testing business in UK / Europe. This business is at a nascent stage and you will be crucial to its success. As the business grows, so will you.
  • Rope Access NDT Technician & Weld Inspector. How's your French? My client seeks an NDT technician with conversational French to help them increase their market share in France and elsewhere in the world. The role is envisaged to be based in the UK.
  • NDT Level 2 Radiographer (RT) - Aerospace. My client has a global reputation as a leading aerospace manufacturing company. They are currently looking to employ a Level 2 radiographer at their Farnborough site (Hampshire). The successful candidate would carry out RT of welds (currently using wet film) in a variety of metallic components; namely pipework (majority of components), ducts and flat plate. However, they have plans to develop a digital radiography capability (CR) in the near future.

Jobs page. If you want to know more, please feel free to drop us a line via paul@ndtresources.co.uk, or give us a call on 01793 200169.

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