Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO321: Offshore wind workforce shortage mitigation measures

Andressa Santiso, Head in Offshore Wind at the Creation Research Group, Creation Research Group (UFRN)


Offshore wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy in the current scenario. The sector is experiencing exponential growth in installed capacity, considering carbon emissions reduction goals and being aimed by new markets such as Australia, Brazil, India, Philippines, and others. This growth is driving an increase in demand for specialized professionals, which includes certification for working at heights and surviving at sea, among other skills. By 2026, it is projected that 569,000 trained technicians will be demanded for the construction, installation, and operation of wind farms. With the introduction of new markets, the supply of qualified labor may be scarce, as already evidenced. Thus, emerges the research question: "What actions should be taken in new markets to develop a workforce in offshore wind energy?". Starting from this question, the study aims to propose guidelines to promote the development of an offshore wind specialized workforce in new markets. The study was conducted in four stages: i) updating the state of the art in offshore wind; workforce and offshore wind skills; ii) case studies in mature countries with experience in the sector (Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Germany); iii) systematization and analysis of information; and iv) proposal of guidelines for development of an offshore wind specialized workforce in new markets. As a result, 12 strategic guidelines were identified to direct the development of an offshore wind specialized workforce in new markets. Therefore, to ensure the supply of qualified professionals to meet the projects of new markets, the proposed guidelines will serve as guidance for the debate, structuring, and formulation of policies by policymakers for the development of a specialized workforce. Therefore, in addition to generating a workforce for the market, it contributes to social development by creating jobs and promoting gender and minority inclusion in training programs.

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