Engineering Partnership Enables College to Take Delivery of a Wind Turbine Component for Apprenticeship Training
North Lindsey College has been working in partnership with Siemens and CATCH to take delivery of the ultimate training component in renewable energy sector.
A nacelle component of a wind turbine has been donated by Siemens will be housed at North Lindsey College’s training partner CATCH based in Stallingborough which specialises in training in the energy, renewables, process and engineering sectors.
The nacelle is the component that transforms the wind’s kinetic energy into mechanical energy to turn a generator and then in turn produces electricity.
Richard Worker (Head of Training Centre, Siemens) ‘The initial idea of donating this surplus system was for the betterment of Renewable Energy training, particularly Wind Power in the Humber Estuary. The partnership with North Lindsey College and CATCH seemed to be an ideal vehicle and a great opportunity for this to happen, and it is hoped that it will help forge great relationships between Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and these institutions in the future.’
The component will used for apprentices in electrical and mechanical engineering and for those wanting to work in the industry. An enclosure will be built when the nacelle is in position and will be delivered on site within the next few weeks. Weighing in at around 85 tonne, the nacelle will be used as a suitable training structure looking at and understanding the control elements of a full wind turbine.
Martyn Butler (Curriculum Leader Engineering, North Lindsey College) spoke about the exciting delivery stating,
“This is a really good example of engineering partnerships between Siemens, CATCH and North Lindsey College. It is a fantastic training opportunity for those wanting to work in this thriving industry and creating employment opportunities in this sector.”
For those interested in training or an apprenticeship in the industry can contact North Lindsey College on 01724 281111