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Cathcart opens third energy office on continent

Sam Watson and Gordon Kaye

Co-founders Sam Wason and Gordon Kaye


Recruitment firm Cathcart Associates is opening a third office on the continent through its Cathcart Energy subsidiary.

An office in Rotterdam, Netherlands, will be added to others in Germany and Sweden focused on the renewable energy sector across the UK and Europe.

The port of Rotterdam, which is one of Europe’s largest harbours, plays a major role in the Netherlands’ offshore energy success. It is a key location for building wind turbines and a hub for renewable energy companies. 

The Dutch government has invested heavily in wind energy, including smart grid innovations and solutions, and there is a high demand for skilled employees across the wind sector in the Netherlands.

Gordon Kaye, managing director of Cathcart Associates said: “We felt it was the right time to expand into the Netherlands due to the buoyance of the renewable energy market there, in particularly wind energy.

“The Netherlands is aiming to cut CO2 emissions by half and generate 40% of its electricity from sustainable sources such as wind, biomass and solar.

“Additionally, the European Renewable Energy Directive has set targets for countries to reach 14% renewable energy by 2020 and this will increase to 16% by 2023.

“More renewable energy projects are being implemented to help reach these targets.”


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