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The University of Newcastle joins forces with EDF Renewables to supply the essential skills and pipeline of future employees for the project

EDF Renewables Australia has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The University of Newcastle to collaborate on research, education, and innovation if EDF is successful in its application for a Feasibility License.

The agreement will see EDF explore collaboration with the University of Newcastle in areas such as geotechnical studies, structural design, corrosion protection for marine environments, coastal and offshore flora and fauna investigations, social planning and community engagement services.

Both EDF Renewables and the University recognize that the cooperative programs and activities that will be explored as part of the MoU will be of significant value to both parties. These initiatives support the new skill requirements and demand for labour, which the Newcastle Offshore Wind project will call for.

EDF will participate in research exchange initiatives and support research and development opportunities, including co-funded Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships.

EDF is committed to ensuring the best outcome during the development and implementation of this project. They have a team of Newcastle locals who have been working towards harnessing wind as a renewable energy source for decades, and with the support of the University of Newcastle, EDF knows they can make a difference to the clean energy sector and to the future employment opportunities for the region.

SOURCE: EDF Renewables Australia

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