On Friday 18th November, local MSP Ruth Maguire visited the Prontoport Training Academy in Irvine to see trainees learning the skills they need to work in the renewables industries.

Prontoport supplies consultancy, engineering support and maintenance to windfarms all across the UK, including providing specialist services such as non-destructive testing (NDT). The Training Academy, now in its second year, develops manpower and skills to meet the needs of this growing sector; upskilling new and existing workers alike to build safe and successful careers in wind energy and beyond.

Commenting after the visit, Ruth said:
“‘I was delighted to learn that Irvine-based renewable energy specialists Prontoport recently won an additional 2 year contact from Siemens to support the commissioning and build of several new offshore wind farms.

“This is excellent news for jobs in the area and further underlines Prontoport’s established reputation as leaders in windfarm construction and servicing. It was a genuine pleasure to visit their Training Academy in my constituency and to learn more about the work they do”

Prontoport MD, Scott Telfer said,“It has been a privilege to welcome our local MSP to Prontoport and this support underlines the continuing importance of green energy in Scotland’s current and long term plans. Wind and rain may not always be thought of as Scotland’s best assets but they make us ideally placed to harness low carbon energy.