ETZ Ltd, the not-for-profit company tasked with spearheading the North East of Scotland’s energy transition ambition, is recruiting a number of new roles as it enters a crucial phase of delivery.
The key focus of the organisation is the delivery of the Energy Transition Zone adjacent to the new £400 million Aberdeen South Harbour port development and encompasses Alten’s and East Tullos Industrial estates. The Zone will, on completion, be the largest dedicated energy transition complex in Scotland and a comprehensive investment programme is underway to deliver market-ready properties and development sites for high-value manufacturing and the wider energy transition supply chain. This coordinated investment will include the creation of specialist campuses for Marine Development, Offshore Wind, Hydrogen, Innovation, and Skills.
ETZ Ltd is only 18 months in operation and has already secured agreement to create the National Floating Wind Innovation Centre within the Zone. Established by Offshore Renewable Catapult, the £9 million centre has the specific aim of accelerating the delivery of floating offshore wind through the development of cutting edge products and services. The organisation is also progressing with new business growth facilities which include the Energy Incubator and Scale Up Hub and the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Hub which will be located on separate sites in the Altens Industrial Estate. These are transformational projects to support the growth of the region’s crucial energy supply chain and upskill the workforce to be able to capitalise on employment opportunities within new and green energies.
Trojan Energy, one of Scotland’s fastest growing cleantech businesses, announced last month it will co-locate their headquarters and production facility in the Energy Transition Zone and confirmed its intention to double its workforce in Aberdeen. ETZ Ltd will be announcing a range of new private sector investors and partners in the Zone throughout 2023 and are currently recruiting for a range of new roles to support them in delivering a wide range of exciting activity:
ETZ Ltd Chief Executive, Maggie McGinlay, said:
“Working at ETZ Ltd represents a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting organisation at the very forefront of this region’s ambition to be a global leader in energy transition.
“Through the specialist campus model, ETZ Ltd is building an innovative ecosystem, unrivalled anywhere in the UK, that will facilitate collaboration, company growth and export opportunities. By investing in the Zone, businesses will benefit from being part of a dedicated net zero cluster with access to market-leading test and demonstration space, an advanced manufacturing skills hub, an energy incubator and scale-up hub, and cutting- edge R&D facilities.
“This region is, without doubt, one of the most attractive locations in the world for investment in low carbon technologies so if you are ambitious, dynamic and seeking to be part of a hugely talented team striving to achieve positive change, then ETZ Ltd would like to hear from you.”