Highlands & Islands

Hundreds of divers needed for turbines work

More than 2,200 commercial divers will need to be recruited over the next six years to work on marine renewable energy devices, it has been suggested.

A report commissioned by subsea training provider The Underwater Centre looked at the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines.

Divers could be required to work at depths of 40m (131ft).

The Fort William-based centre said government funding would be needed to train enough divers to meet the demand.

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