EDF Renewables Australia is excited to announce that we have 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.

Our CEO Dave Johnson said the company was thrilled to have the University of Newcastle join forces with them to supply the essential skills and pipeline of future employees for the project.

Both EDF Renewables and the University recognise 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 the Newcastle Offshore Wind project will call for. EDF is looking forward to participating in research exchange initiatives and supporting research and development opportunities, including co-funded Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships.

EDF is committed to ensuring the best outcome for the people of the Hunter during the development and implementation of this project. We have a passionate 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, we know we can make a marked difference to the clean energy sector and to the future employment opportunities for the region.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Featured News
Register Your Interest

Sign up to receive project updates.