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Energy Partnership between Norway and the UK to Create New Jobs

Prime Minister David Cameron and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg agreed last week a major partnership between the UK and Norway that will boost energy activities between the two countries and bring investment of millions of pounds that will create thousands of new jobs, the Department of Energy and Climate Change revealed.

The partnership between Norway and the UK is designed to secure sustainable long-term energy supplies, improve a wide range of energy activities between the two countries and encourage economic growth.

 
Prime Minister Cameron, who attended a breakfast meeting with ten leading energy companies from Norway and the UK, highlighted the importance of this partnership for closer collaboration between the two countries that will improve energy security and help economic growth.

Mr Cameron said: “The jobs and investments announced today highlight how vital the strong relationship between Norway and the United Kingdom is for our energy security and economic growth. We look forward to strengthening our partnership further, driving investment into a diverse, sustainable energy mix that delivers affordable long term supplies for consumers.”

 
Charles Hendry, UK Minister of State for Energy, said: “For many decades Norway has been one of our most trusted and valuable partners, working with us to develop North Sea resources that underpin our energy security. Mr Hendry added: “The investments and jobs announced today by British and Norwegian companies are a clear signal of the benefits of this partnership.”

Some of the commercial announcements include:
  • “Norwegian global oil services firm Aker Solutions will create 1,300 new highly skilled jobs by 2015 at its engineering hub in Chiswick. This comes on top of 1,000 new jobs it has already created in the UK over the past two years.
  • Statoil intends to invest a further £12 billion over the lifetime of the UK’s Mariner-Bressay North Sea oil fields in addition to the £6 billion they have already announced. This will lead to the creation of up to 300 new jobs in the UK in the next few years, including at a new operations base in Aberdeen, in addition to 700 UK jobs from this investment that have already been announced.
  • A new Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed between Statoil and Centrica to continue cooperation on gas supply and exploration. This builds on the £13 billion, ten year gas supply deal agreed between the two companies last November and follows the recent completion of a £1billion asset deal between the two companies that will increase Centrica’s oil and gas reserves by 29 percent.
  • The Forewind Consortium, which includes Norwegian companies Statoil and Statkraft, has confirmed its intention to develop the 9GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project off the East coast of Yorkshire, which could require up to £30 billion of investment. This project could provide more than 10% of the UK’s electricity needs. In addition to this project Statoil and Statkraft are investing around £1billion in developing the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm off the coast of Norfolk, which is already generating power and will be completed later this year. It will provide power to more than 200,000 UK homes when fully operational. The project employs 500 workers in the field and provides significant secondary employment.
  • Good progress is being made in two projects to build one of the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnectors between the UK and Norway, which will enable the UK and Norway to share renewable energy resources, with each project worth over £1 billion: NSN (National Grid and Statnett) and NorthConnect (SSE, Vattenfall, Agder Energei, E-CO and Lyse).
  • A deal between Shell and Gassco to strengthen UK energy security by providing British customers with more gas from Norway. By making better use of spare capacity in the UK gas transport system, Norwegian gas owners and transporters, including Shell, will be able to transport more gas from Norwegian fields via the Tampen Link to the FLAGS pipeline into St Fergus.”
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Harpreet Singh talks about electrical training with T4TS

Harpreet Singh is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Harpreet  to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Harpreet via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Matthew Bartlett talks about electrical training with T4TS

Matthew Bartlett is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Matthew to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Matthew via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Allan Evans talks about electrical training with T4TS Part 2

Allan Evans is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Allan to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Allan via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills   

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Allan Evans talks about electrical training with T4TS Part 1

Allan Evans is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Allan to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Allan via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills   

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Edward Pickin talks about electrical training with T4TS Part 2

Edward Pickin is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Edward to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Edward via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills   

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Edward Pickin talks about electrical training with T4TS Part 1

Edward Pickin is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Edward to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Edward via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills   
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Poor Communication is the Biggest Time Waster for Plumbers

A new study has revealed that poor communication is wasting plumbers, heating engineers and other trade professionals more time than being stuck in traffic, HVP News reported today.

The research conducted by business software developer, Clik, has found that poorly managed communication between trade professional and customers  is  the  most frequent reason for wasting valuable working time.

The research, which was conducted among heating engineers, plumbers and facilities managers, found that 76% of the respondents identified issues in communication as the biggest time waster at their work. This includes misunderstandings, arranging and re-arranging appointments, and sending or receiving unnecessary emails, HVP reports.

A significant number of respondents, 63% of those surveyed said that being stuck in traffic wasted time and being unable to find a site impacted 47% of the participants in the survey.

Managing Director of Clik, Geoff Adams, thinks business management software could help industry professionals save valuable time whilst bringing positive results to their workload.

Mr Adams said: “Managing a range of customers and multiple jobs is time-consuming in itself and it is interesting to see that poor communication has such an impact.

“Everyone has their own way so we’ve set out to make a practical difference by providing software that covers all aspects of engineers’ diaries, scheduling, invoicing, planning, call backs and service calls.”

Do you agree that poor communication is the “biggest time waster” for plumbers and trade professionals? If you are working in the trades, share with us what are most common obstacles that slow you down by leaving a comment below: 

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Chris Wright talks about electrical training with T4TS

Chris Wright is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Chris to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Chris via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills   

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Adam Hiles talks about electrical training with T4TS, Part 2

Adam Hiles  is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Adam to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Adam via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills   
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Adam Hiles talks about electrical training with T4TS

Adam Hiles  is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Adam to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Adam via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills   


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Train4TradeSkills Radio: James Goodland talks about electrical training with T4TS

James Goodland  is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed James to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with James via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills     

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Eric Bryant talks about electrical training with T4TS

Eric Bryant  is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Eric to find out how his electrical course is going.

You can listen to Eric’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills     

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