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Coastal Energy internship

Published: 12 June 2020

Last summer I spent four weeks with the global leader Ørsted at their East Coast Hub in Grimsby, the largest offshore wind operations and maintenance base in the world. During my time there I learnt about what the company does, how they do it, and some of the processes involved in their wind farm project from start to finish.

Here is a shortlist of the tasks I completed whilst working with everyone at the East Coast Hub.

  • Managed an independent research project into sustainability from start to finish called ‘Take Green Action at the East Coast Hub in Grimsby’
  • Interviewed more than 10 key members of staff including senior managers, technical specialists, and apprentices from the Grimsby, London, and Denmark bases to gather data and information
  • Analysed data and interviews to come to conclusions and recommendations
  • Calculated cost savings for the business from LED lighting, waste, and paper usage
  • Created a visual presentation on my research findings
  • Presented my findings and recommendations in a PowerPoint presentation format to more than 10 senior managers in the company.

I was also able to visit and have a tour of one of their larger vessels, a service operations vessel for the Race Bank offshore wind farm. It stays out at sea for two weeks at a time, and is a floating home and base for technicians working on Race Bank wind farm. There are two Service operation vessels, the Edda Passat (Race Bank) and the Edda Mistral (Hornsea Project).

Intern, Franklin Sixth Form College

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