Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands

Welcome to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch page

The Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands branch works in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, industry and the general public to raise awareness, provide career information and networking opportunities to assist all those working in and studying energy.

The majority of the events programme is held in Aberdeen with additional events planned for Inverness, Orkney and Shetland.

There is a programme in place with regular technical meetings and industry site visits, plus the annual fundraising dinner, held in May. The branch boasts strong student networks at the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, and the University of Dundee.

To hear about upcoming events in Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands - sign up to our mailing list here.

Forthcoming events in 2020:

EI LIVE free webinar | Diversity of Thought8 September 2020
EI LIVE free webinar | Bilfinger Salamis7 October 2020
EI LIVE free webinar | AGM13 October 2020
EI LIVE free webinar | Offshore Renewable Catapult and ARC MarineTBC November 2020
EI LIVE free webinar | Annual MSc students competition, RGU & University of Aberdeen17 November 2020
EI LIVE free webinar |Technical meeting in partnership with ICoRR26 January 2021
Asset Management Conference10 - 11 March 2021
Annual Dinner 13 May 2021

All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. To find out more about membership and chartership go to: https://www.energyinst.org/membership-and-careers/membership.

We hope to welcome you to an event very soon!

Committee contacts

Rebecca Allison
Position: Chair
Katrina Dunbar
Position: Branch Manager
Roy Milne
Position: Vice Chair

Events and training

EI LIVE free webinar | The new context for energy in Scotland

A joint event run by Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch, Aberdeen YPN and the Southern Scotland branch.

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EI LIVE | Best MSc Student Paper Competition

The Energy Institute (EI) is once again organising the annual "Best MSc Student Paper Competition' between the top nominated MSc students at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University as pre-selected by their respective academic staff.

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Latest news

Member profile: Jane Boyle CEnv MEI

“Being a Chartered Environmentalist offers credibility through the opportunity to join a diverse network of experts, innovators and leaders from a diverse spectrum of sectors. As the energy sector faces urgent challenges of achieving a zero carbon future as well as improving access to energy sources...

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Scottish government unveils £62mn fund for energy sector

The Scottish government has announced a £62mn support package to help the energy sector recover from the dual economic impacts of COVID-19 and the oil and gas price crash, and to deliver a net zero future.The Energy Transition Fund will support businesses in the oil, gas and energy sectors over the ...

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Decarbonisation for Scotland projects win funding

Two Scottish decarbonisation projects have attracted seed funding from UK Research and Innovation to conduct further work on carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction programmes for Scotland. One, led by Aberdeen-based Pale Blue Dot Energy is to receive around £100,000 to develop its plans for deploying CO2 g...

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Turnkey COVID-19 travel solutions for the offshore industry

SSI Energy, a provider of medical and technical personnel to the energy industry, has partnered with CHC, a global helicopter service company specialising in providing travel to remote and challenging locations, have launched a new partnership in response to the energy industry’s requirements during...

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Hydrogen refuelling station for Scotland

Edinburgh-based hydrogen technology firm Logan Energy has opened the first public hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) for vehicles in Scotland’s Central Belt. Offering the only refuelling stop between Aberdeen and Sheffield, the station will allow hydrogen-electric and dualfuel vehicles to be ref...

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