Energy giant BP has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Redcar & Cleveland College. This will help it develop programmes aimed at equipping people with the skills needed for the low-carbon projects that have been proposed for Teesside.
As part of the agreement, BP will provide £50,000 to fund a new Clean Energy Education Hub. BP’s Senior Vice President for Europe and UK Head of Country, Louise Kingham, said in a statement that the company was supporting Teesside, explaining that the region is:
“Perfectly placed to become a world-class, low-carbon energy hub, creating thousands of jobs in the region. We are committed to social and community investment in Britain, and local partnerships, such as those we are announcing today, which will be crucial in turning our vision for the region into reality.”
The energy firm is involved in two potentially game-changing projects in Teesside. First, H2Teesside aims to be a world-scale producer of low-carbon hydrogen, while NZT Power, a venture that BP runs jointly with Equinor, will be the world’s first gas-fired power station to operate on a commercial scale with carbon capture. These projects could support thousands of jobs during construction and well over a thousand during operation.
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