Over the past
decade, Ørsted has been working closely with the local community in the region.
Continuing this work, the new Visitor Centre opens the door into the hidden
world of wind energy and the world leading industry on our doorstep. The centre
ensures Ørsted connects with the next generation and provides careers to aspire
At the opening, guest of honour, Ethan Ginley, eight years
old, attended with his parents. Earlier this year, Ethan sent Ørsted a letter
and accompanying picture expressing his love for offshore wind turbines.
letter and passion are great examples of the next generation seeing offshore as
an exciting career. Ethan’s brilliant letter is now displayed on the wall as a reminder
to colleagues of the importance of what they do today for the next generation,
and it was remarked that Ørsted would love for Ethan to join them one day to be
part of the team.
The visitor centre forms part of the visitor and training
area of Ørsted’s East Coast Hub – the Winstanley Wing, named in rememberance of
former technician, Aaron Winstanley, who sadly lost his battle against a rare
form of cancer.
Ramshaw, Head of UK East Operations, said: “Our workforce is growing, and we
are offering new opportunities for young people to aspire for a career where
they can make a difference, they can apply their love of STEM subjects to a
real-life job. The visitor centre is the next big step, we’ve been here almost
a decade, and made some fantastic partnerships and friendships. Now we’re ready
to open the doors to you and support the community’s endeavours and open the
eyes of young people to a global leading industry right on their doorstep.
Ørsted want to expand young people’s knowledge of STEM and connect them with
the company’s amazing teams who are fighting climate change - many of which are
local and can be brilliant role models.”
Coast Hub is the largest Operations and Maintenances Base in the world. Hornsea
One, the largest offshore wind project in the world, is now operational and
Hornsea Two is currently being built, which will claim the title from Hornsea
Ørsted are developing
programmes that utilise this new space and will be offering a variety of
visits, to reach even more young people, and will be reaching out to schools in
the Autumn term and looking forward to welcoming people from then.