Kinewell Energy, leaders in developing lifetime cost optimisation solutions for low carbon technologies, have created eight new green jobs based in the north-east of England.
The Tyneside company is expanding following its success in securing a share of the £1.7m match funding available through the technology demonstration strand of the TIGGOR programme, administered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and backed by offshore wind industry giants Equinor and EDF Renewables.
The company’s first software solution, Kinewell Layout Optimisation of Cable (KLOC), delivers savings of approximately 20% of an offshore wind cable system’s capital expenditure over the project lifetime. The KLOC solution rapidly designs an economically-optimised inter-array cable layout for an offshore windfarm and was Highly Commended by the IET Innovation Awards in 2016.
Kinewell Energy’s TIGGOR-funded project will see a new-to-market game-changing technology related to offshore wind inter-array cable systems being developed, substantially contributing towards the industry’s continuous cost reduction trajectory.
Kinewell Energy is a rapidly growing company and has a successful history of delivering both inter- array optimisation consultancy and KLOC licensing to the European, Japanese, US and Chinese offshore wind markets. The team have experience of delivering over 13.1 GW of offshore wind cable layout optimisation projects, in addition to those projects undertaken by clients under license.
Some of the new jobs are part-funded by the UK Government Kickstart Scheme and are aimed at 16– 24-year-olds at risk of long-term unemployment.
The jobs also follow innovation support through the Innovation SuperNetwork’s Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters project, the North East Business Innovation Centre’s Innovation Programme, and RTC North’s Supply Chain North East. All these interventions are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Those interested in applying for the new net-zero focused roles should visit Recruitment | Kinewell Energy