RMT calls for UK crew on Dogger Bank support vessels

RMT calls for UK crew on Dogger Bank support vessels

30 September 2021

RMT Press Office:

MARITIME UNION RMT today responded to news that Alicat of Great Yarmouth has been awarded the £270m contract for three new offshore wind service ships to work on the giant 3.6GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm under development in the North Sea by SSE Renewables and Equinor.

RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said:

“It’s good news that these state of the art service vessels will be built by Alicat of Great Yarmouth. Seafarers should also welcome this news which is a big step in building local jobs and skills in the Dogger Bank supply chain.

“Recruitment and training of crew will begin next year and RMT call on the contract owner, North Star and the Dogger Bank developers, Equinor and SSE Renewables to play their part in the Just Transition and crew these vessels with seafarers from Humber and North East England on collectively bargained terms and conditions of employment.”

Notes to Editors
1.            North Star announced this morning that its £270m contract for three new ‘service offshore vessels’ has been awarded to Alicat of Great Yarmouth  https://seanews.co.uk/news/north-star-renewables-selects-alicat-to-build-hybrid-powered-daughter-craft-fleet/
2.            North Star will crew and operate the vessels as part of SSE Renewables and Equinor’s Dogger Bank offshore wind farm development, c80 miles off the North East coast of England  https://doggerbank.com/
3.            The UK Government have targets of 60% ‘local content’ in offshore wind farms in UK waters and 30GW of offshore wind energy generating capacity, both by 2030.

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