More than 100 new wind turbine technicians have joined energy company 3sun Group, whose staff has now grown to more than 400.
The company says it received more than 1,500 applications – many from oil and gas workers looking for a new career – to Great Yarmouth, U.K.-based 3sun when it announced its search for 100 new wind technicians in January.
After completing training at the 3sun Academy, the new workers are now joining teams across Europe.
Some are joining the 40-strong team building the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm at the purpose-built, pre-assembly yard at Great Yarmouth port. Next month, they will be sent to project the site off Suffolk to install the 336 MW wind farm’s foundations. The Galloper project will comprise 56 6 MW wind turbines from Siemens.