RelyOn Nutec is due to open a new training centre in Eemshaven in early 2023. The centre is to meet the increasing demand from the onshore and offshore wind industries in the Groningen area. Construction will start in early March.

Eemshaven is uniquely positioned to service the wind projects in the North Sea, and in cooperation with Groningen Seaports, a suitable location has been found in the Emmahaven area of the port.

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Hydrogen safety training

With the beginning of the Dutch hydrogen industry placed right outside of Eemshaven, RelyOn Nutec wants to play an important part in shaping and developing the new standards for hydrogen safety training. The ambition is to add hydrogen training facilities to the new training centre, and the hydrogen training objects can be used for research and testing purposes – also by other parties in the region.

With the realisation of the Eemshaven training site, RelyOn Nutec is offering state-of-the art training centres conveniently located along the North Sea. This runs from Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand (Norway) to Esbjerg (Denmark), along Bremerhaven (Germany), Eemshaven, Amsterdam and Rotterdam (the Netherlands) to Ostend (Belgium). On the other side of the North Sea, training centres can be found in Great Yarmouth, Teesside and Aberdeen (United Kingdom).

‘In the Eemshaven area there is a lot of attention on offshore and onshore wind, and we expect this to grow in the future,’ says Groningen Seaports’ CEO Cas König. ‘An innovative training centre does not yet exist, and this establishment will further strengthen the strong position of Eemshaven as a key operations and maintenance base to the offshore wind industry. It is also excellent that RelyOn Nutec sees opportunities for the hydrogen industry. That in turn offers opportunities for other projects at Eemshaven.’

Peter Van Cauwenberghe, Managing Director RelyOn Nutec Central Europe: ‘We see the new training centre in Eemshaven as a unique opportunity to be even closer to our customers. With this centre, we want to provide support to important energy projects, including hydrogen, but also support local workers with innovative and high-quality safety training.’

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