The ambitious Energetica programme has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of an Energetica Development Manager to oversee the project and drive it forward.
James Welsh, from Aberdeenshire Council’s planning and building standards service, has been appointed to the role of Energetica Development Manager.
Before taking on this role, James worked as project co-ordinator for the council and previously worked as senior planning consultant at Halliday Fraser Munro.
The new post, the first time a dedicated management role has been created for Energetica, will focus on delivering the project’s ambitions and priorities, as set out in the new and refreshed Energetica Strategic Delivery Framework.
A global showcase for energy technology development and energy efficiency, Energetica covers a 30-mile stretch extending from the north of Aberdeen to Peterhead.
With the potential to create hundreds of jobs and £500 million of additional annual GVA, Energetica has attracted £260 million of a potential £750 million investment in its first five years.
The new appointment follows the appointment of an Energetica Marcomms Officer in April.