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Lindoe Offshore Renewable Centre. Trade union perspectives The Danish shipyards Creation of new green jobs Possibility of attracting industries and production Research and competitiveness. A few data on LORC. LORC was established in October 2009

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Lindoe offshore renewable centre
Lindoe Offshore Renewable Centre

  • Trade union perspectives

  • The Danish shipyards

  • Creation of new green jobs

  • Possibility of attractingindustries and production

  • Research and competitiveness


A few data on lorc
A few data on LORC

  • LORC wasestablished in October 2009

  • The ambition is to contribute to a new industrialadventurewithin offshore wind turbines

  • The boardconsists of representatives from the biggestenergycompanies, a university etc.

  • The chairman is former Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.

  • The LORC Council– a consultativebody has amongothersrepresentatives f rom the trade unions and localauthorities

  • LORC has receivedappreceived 5 million Euro in public funding


Background for the creation of lorc
Background for the creation of LORC

  • The closure of the shipyardLindø and the loss of thousands of jobs

  • 2,500 weredirectlyemployed at Lindø – Lindøwillclosecompletely as a shipyardnextyear

  • Dilemma for the Danish trade unions: hold on to jobs withno future – orthinkingaheadwithsome negative consequenseshere and now??


What is lorc
What is LORC?

  • Priwateowned – private financed – withsome public funding

  • Test center, development center, research center

  • Uniquetestingfacilities – canattractproduction

  • To fill in the gaps in the green offshore technology: production, transportation and maintenance

  • New weldingmethods


The trade union perspective
The trade union perspective

  • Jobs willbe lost here and now

  • New jobs willbecreated – but not as many as the ones lost

  • Possibilities for training of former employees – delay in funding

  • Whatcould have been done differently?/lessonslearnt


The trade union perspective1
The trade union perspective

  • The signswerethere for years

  • Canweblame Maersk/the government/China – and will it changeanything?

  • Research and productiongoeshand in hand

  • We must create new opportunities for industries in Denmark – ensurecompetitiveness

  • More investments in technologies, vocationaltraining and research


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