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Investigate the energy consumption of the Great Yarmouth port and develop ways to reduce this usage, with the aim of becoming Net Zero by 2024

Powering the Port

Great Yarmouth Port is spread across a wide land footprint (In excess of 100 Acres) and has evolved over many years. During the same period Energy and Utility consumption has significantly increased, both in terms of cost and volume. The intern placement would provide the opportunity to review the utility usage and look at ways which the Port could reduce this.

We believe there could be opportunities across the entire onsite Utilities network and consumption, including the measurement and reporting, additionally we would like a review of the technology improvements which may be available to move us towards net zero.

This requirement to minimise utility usage is a key driver of our customers and ambitions to be a net zero business by 2040.


Key skills and interests

  • Microsoft Office IT skills
  • Self-motivated and organised individual
  • Interested in Infrastructure and supply
  • Interest in environmental impacts
  • Able to work as part of a small Engineering team


Host company information

Located on England’s east coast, Peel Ports Great Yarmouth is a multi-purpose Port, hugely experienced in handling supplies for the Offshore Energy sector, automotive, de-commissioning, Agri bulks, timber, steel, aggregates and even project cargoes. The Port has a deep-water outer harbour and a river port and can accommodate most vessels involved in offshore wind and gas decommissioning projects with a maximum draught of 12m and beam and LOA restricted to 120 and 220m respectively.

Engineering and Maintenance at the Port is managed, monitored and in some cases, completed by a small team, in conjunction with Group support which is provided by Peel Ports head office in Liverpool.

Address: Vanguard House, S Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3GY
Key Contact: Jonathon Mason

Visit the Peel Ports website for more information about the host company

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