A team of final year undergraduate students from the University of Portsmouth Business School has won a competition for its contribution to the region’s offshore wind farm industry as part of an “Apprentice” style challenge.
The group of five students worked on a project over several months with a local boat company Nauti Powerboats and Yachts Ltd to recommend proposals for maritime support systems serving offshore wind farms.
They were presented with a trophy and £500 prize having been nominated by Nauti owner Paul Duffield who commented: “The team excelled themselves by demonstrating eagerness to take on an area that was difficult and unfamiliar to them. They produced first-class research and presentations, and the project is leading to massive savings for our clients and to additional productivity in the offshore wind industry. We also will be saving thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions from the support vessels and increasing green energy production from the turbines.”