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Investigate and communicate how companies work together to form a supply chain for offshore windfarms.

Sustainable Local Supply Chain Collaborations

Dudgeon Offshore windfarm operated by Equinor

Equinor is a Global broad energy company supporting the UK’s energy transition. Whilst our roots are Norwegian, Equinor has played a key role in Britain’s energy security for 40 years – supplying oil, gas and wind power. Equinor recognises the vital role it plays as a Developer to encourage and support collaborative working within and across the industry. In the East of England, this transition to renewable energy is tangible; we operate Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Wind Farms from Great Yarmouth, have established the world’s first commercial floating windfarm (Hywind Scotland), controlled from Great Yarmouth and are now developing the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Extension projects.

This project will focus on the companies in our wind farms’ supply chain, developing and sharing sustainable best practice and making it visible. The daily activities of offshore wind management rely on interactions with many other local, regional and national businesses within the local supply chain. This project focuses on identifying and mapping these interactions. The interns will work with Equinor to develop a method to connect different companies together, including companies hosting other Coastal Energy interns. You will look for lessons and examples of best practice that can be shared through the wider supply chain. This might include collaborating over logistics or identifying ways that the carbon footprint of the supply chain could be reduced by working together.

During the internship, you will research companies within Equinor’s supply chain and interview several key individuals to gain their perspectives. You will develop a common framework to evaluate each company’s contribution to the maintenance of the windfarms, build effective collaborations between companies and interns and outline an infographic to show the interconnections between companies.

This is a team project.

Key skills and interests

  • Project management
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Graphic design or computer aided design (CAD)
  • Interest in sustainability

Host company information

Equinor aims to become a leading company in the energy transition and a low carbon future. We believe the energy transition requires investment, innovation, and a broad mix of energy sources. From lowering our emissions from oil and gas, to wind, and building the hydrogen economy of the future, we’re helping to assure reliable, affordable, sustainable energy. Business as usual is no longer an option because society must move faster towards a net-zero future. Climate change presents a fundamental challenge to society. It is a shared challenge, and our industry can play an important role.

Address: Greater Wash O&M Base, 50 South Denes Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3PR
Key contact: Thomasina Lucy Arbuthnot Bowyer-Bower

Visit the Equinor website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD CREST Award. Download the CREST project guide to help you

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