Shell hires recruiter in renewables drive

WORLDWIDE: Shell has hired UK-based consultancy Quanta to provide recruitment services as it ramps up efforts to grow its onshore and offshore wind portfolio globally.

Quanta will provide recruitment services to Shell as it ramps up its onshore and offshore wind portfolio

Quanta, which has been recruiting in the wind industry for 11 years, will initially serve a 12-month contract with the oil and gas giant, but this term could later be extended.

The consultancy has primarily provided recruitment services for the wind power industry in the UK and Europe, but is now working on a "more international scale", it stated.

It added that it has worked with clients across supply chain: operators and developers, sub-contractors including those that undertake EPCI contracts, heavy lift companies and design, survey and project management consultancies.

The Quanta contract is Shell’s latest step into renewables. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

In April, the oil and gas giant reaffirmed its intention to spend between $1 billion and $2 billion in its New Energies division each year until 2020.

This investment would primarily be in power, and solar, wind and gas generation, the company stated.

Shell, along with its project partners, has since committed to building the Borssele III & IV wind farm, joined the Carbon Trust's offshore wind accelerator programme, and has also invested in Henrik Stiesdal’s TetraSpar floating foundation demonstration project.