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Member News08th Dec 2023

Lack of coherent UK energy strategy risks skills exodus: Vysus

The UK’s energy sector risks an unprecedented exodus of skills and investment, says David Clark, CEO of engineering and technical consultancy Vysus (below and featured in OEUK Magazine #56).

In a December 7 statement, he said that unless there was a “clear and aligned government strategy on the energy transition and greater industry collaboration,” the sector would move away from the UK North Sea in favour of opportunities elsewhere.

Vysus has reduced its reliance on oil and gas by gaining a greater marketing share across the renewables, low carbon, grid and complex process industries. But Mr Clark warns that short-term government thinking and lack of a longer-term, integrated energy/industrial strategy are hindering the UK’s competitiveness on the global energy stage, putting its status at risk.