We sat down with Emmet, the site manager at Midelt, Morocco, to learn some more about his career with Windhoist.
When did you start with Windhoist?
I started in April 2008 with Eddie Wilson on Greenknowes Windfarm in Scotland. I left the company in 2015 for two years and returned again in 2017.
Why did you want to work within the Wind Industry?
I am an Electrician by trade and was subcontracted into Windhoist to help out with the electrical works for a Nordex job in Thurso. After I completed that job I became very interested in the wind industry and took a chance and applied for a job with Windhoist.
Any nerves or reservations at the start?
Obviously it was a big step to take and it was the first time I would be working away and coming into a crew that were already working together for a while was quite daunting, but the crew immediately made me feel welcome and any nerves that I had quickly disappeared.
Where have you travelled with Windhoist?
I have had the good fortune of seeing a lot of the world with Windhoist, I have worked in France, Italy, Uk, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, South Africa and currently now in Morocco.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the hustle and bustle of managing a site. When the job is running well you get a great sense of satisfaction. I also enjoy working with a great group of technicians and the daily interaction with them.
Proudest achievement to date?
It has to be the completion of Hornsea 1 Pre Assembly, It was definitely the toughest job I was on but the whole crew really pulled together and looking back now it was fantastic to be part of the World’s largest offshore windfarm.
Thank you Emmet for all your hard work and dedication to the company.
If you are inspired by Emmet’s journey and would like to build a career in renewable energy, visit the Windhoist Training Centre who have developed a range of approved, technical and specialised training courses.