Please tell us a little about Equinor

Equinor has been operating in the UK for over 35 years. Headquartered in Norway, the company employs 22,000 people globally, and over 650 in the UK. As a broad energy company, Equinor is committed to long term value creation in a low carbon future and aims to reach net zero emissions globally by 2050.

Equinor is the UK’s leading energy provider and supports the UK economy by investing billions in crucial energy infrastructure, working with over 700 suppliers across the country. Its energy supplies from Norway meet more than one quarter of the UK’s demand for natural gas and around one fifth of its demand for oil, both produced with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry. It operates the Mariner oil field, one of the largest and most digitally advanced offshore investments in the UK over the last decade, and is progressing Rosebank, the largest undeveloped field in the UK. Both projects support hundreds of jobs and economic activity in Scotland.

Equinor also operates two offshore wind farms off the East Coast of England, Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal. It is a pioneer in floating wind technology with Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Peterhead, which is partnered with Batwind, the world’s first battery for offshore wind. And with its partner SSE Renewables, Equinor is building the largest offshore wind farm in the world, Dogger Bank, off the North East coast of England. It is also a leader in carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen, developing the H2H Saltend hydrogen production plant at the heart of the Zero Carbon Humber alliance, and partnering in the Net Zero Teesside project and the Northern Endurance Partnership.

What does the future look like for Equinor and how can CATCH support this vision in the Humber Region and beyond?

Equinor is committed to a low carbon future and to achieving net zero, as a company and in the regions that it works. Through Zero Carbon Humber and H2H Saltend it aims to support the decarbonisation of the Humber, the UK’s largest emitting industrial cluster. Achieving this goal will require buy-in, support and active engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, including industry, politics and the public. With big projects like this, it is important to win ‘hearts and minds’ and to stimulate engagement and discussion around the dinner table. We need the support of organisations like CATCH to achieve this.

 How did you find out about CATCH membership and why should others consider joining?

We are familiar with CATCH through working alongside them on the ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation fund and The Humber Industrial Cluster Plan. CATCH offers knowledgeable expertise, business support and resources, and access to other relevant stakeholders.

How can the CATCH membership support Equinor’s vision and how do they contact you?

We’ll continue to work closely with CATCH on the The Humber Industrial Cluster Plan and the decarbonisation agenda, and will want their ongoing support in our stakeholder engagement plans. They can contact myself or Ian Livingston.



We are receiving such a high demand for CCNSG Safety Passport and Leading a Team Safely courses at the moment.  We have scheduled additional dates to accommodate the below training courses;


CCNSG Basic Safety Passport; £96 + VAT per delegate

2nd – 3rd February

9th – 10th February


CCNSG Safety Passport Refresher; £72 + VAT per delegate

28th January

25th February


CCNSG Leading a Team Safely; £100 +VAT per delegate

4th February

19th February



A total of £1.7m government funding has been secured for the Humber Cluster Plan – a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in our region, which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.

This joint bid by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH also involves eight private sector partner organisations and was submitted to Innovate UK as part of the Government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Fund scheme, part of the £350m green recovery package announced by the Prime Minister in July.

The project, totalling £2.6m, will move the Humber closer to achieving large-scale decarbonisation, with businesses across the Humber working to find effective and lasting solutions for the region.

The eight partner organisations supporting the Humber Cluster Plan are: British Steel, Centrica, Drax, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Phillips 66, SSE Thermal and VPI Immingham. They include the strategically important refining and steel sectors, as well as major energy producers and low carbon infrastructure providers. A wider group of businesses will be involved in developing the plan, with all energy-intensive industries in the Humber invited to take part.

Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “We are thrilled our funding bid for the Humber Cluster Plan has been successful. This is a significant opportunity to achieve industrial decarbonisation at a large scale in our region, which has the potential to protect important jobs while helping us to achieve our Net Zero ambitions by 2040.

“This successful outcome has only been possible with the support of our industry partners, who have illustrated there is a huge appetite in the Humber to innovate, collaborate and strive for solutions to create a cleaner, greener future for our vital industries.”

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH, said: “We are delighted that our collaboration with the Humber LEP and industrial partners to form the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan has been successful in securing funding to deliver a route to net zero by 2040 for the regions industrial decarbonisation activities.

“CATCH membership represent some of the UKs highest CO2 emitters and we look forward to developing the regions ambitions to deliver a plan that is central to tackling the net zero challenge.

“Our industry in the Humber region is strategically important and today’s announcement will ensure that existing industry is sustainable, whilst attracting new innovative green businesses to the region and upskilling, protecting and creating jobs for the local community.”


CATCH Skills are still open delivering essential training.

As per Government guidance, we will be delivering some courses virtually where possible but also remaining open for the face-to-face delivery of essential and mandatory accredited training for key workers operating in critical national infrastructure, deemed essential by the government to keeping the country operating and supporting sectors and employers where necessary. Please be assured that all of these courses will be delivered under strict COVID restrictions which we have had in place on site from June 2020 (details attached)

Therefore, this means the below courses will continue to run;

CCNSG Basic Safety Passport

CCNSG Safety Passport Refresher

CCNSG Leading a Team Safely



ECITB Small Bore Tubing


ECITB Low Risk Confined Space

ECITB Medium Risk Confined Space

ECITB High Risk Confined Space


Other training courses that your company sees as essential to work will be reviewed upon enquiry.

For more information please contact the team on 01469 552828  or email


We are incredibly proud of Katie Hedges, Head of Low Carbon and Membership, who has been short listed, following nomination for the “Humber Renewables Woman of the Year Award at the Humber Renewables Awards 2020.

Katie Hedges – Catch

The driving force behind the push towards Net Zero in the Humber, she has pulled together key personnel across a complex energy intensive environment to present the industrial decarbonisation opportunity.

A pivotal figure behind the Humber’s position, she is described as the ‘go to’ person for advice on all elements, be it fuel switching or carbon capture and “someone who truly has a vision for the future of the Energy Estuary”.

Katie comments – “I am delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted for the Renewables Woman of the Year award – I am wholeheartedly passionate about reducing carbon in our region and leading the Humber’s mission for low carbon future with the Humber Cluster Plan. Congratulations also to my two fellow finalists – Corinne Barry, EDS HV / Grimsby Renewables Partnership and Lauren McGee, Orsted”.

The Humber Renewables Awards are returning for their ninth year and will recognise success across nine categories, honouring firms large and small for doing their bit to make this area a fulcrum of green energy. The awards are an opportunity to highlight good practice, innovation and enterprise by businesses who have made the biggest impact over the past 12 months. Supported by, the extensive coverage spans both sides of the Humber – in the Grimsby Telegraph, the Hull Daily Mail, online at,, across our social media channels and those of key stakeholders within the business.

You can read about the awards, the categories and finalists here.


Paul Bevan – Chair ConCom Committee

I’ve  worked in the local chemical & power industry for 32 years, mainly in the Humber bank area, starting off as a mechanical apprentice in the chemical industry working to technician level before leaving after 11 years to join South Humber Bank Power Station.

Whilst  being in the power sector I have carried out roles from mech technician & Safety advisor working across a portfolio of 7 stations setting up CDM policies and procedures and managing outage safety,  before moving back to a lead engineer role in a portfolio engineering team, planning and delivering projects across several power stations.

I am currently the Maintenance Manager at South Humber Bank Power Station and have been in post for  6 years.

How important is the Concom Scheme to you?

I have seen a dramatic improvement in the way safety and competence has evolved and been managed on the various sites I have worked on.  The improvements and standards from contract partners and clients over the years has improved and believe Concom, acting as client lead, has helped with the improvements in knowledge share and networking.

Concom is a proactive scheme and sets standards of both competence and safety performance and provides a forum for open discussion between all parties both Client and contractor.

We have been members of the scheme at SHB since 2015 and have seen value throughout.

Finally just for fun, please tell us something unusual about yourself or something that is not on your CV?

Away from work I have an old vespa that I occasionally ride when I get time, and for my sins I support the Mighty Mariners of Grimsby Town.

For more details of the ConCom scheme – click here.


CATCH will be remaining opening to provide essential training for our customers. The Government guidance allows essential training to continue to support key workers involved in critical national infrastructure and allow them to gain the qualifications they require to work. During this lockdown period we will still be able to offer training that is essential to you.

Our biggest priority is to ensure we maintain the welfare of anyone who enters our site. This will be done by ensuring our site remains at its highest health and safety standard being ‘COVID secure’. We have documentation and risk assessments in place which breaks down the procedures and safety measures we have in place. We can send this to you upon request if you wish to read them.


Training Delivery Manager


CATCH Skills are recruiting a Training Delivery Manager to oversee the day to day running of the training operation. The role is a critical element to deliver the CATCH Skills growth plan over the coming years.


A suitable candidate will have experience and knowledge of the training and competence landscape within industry and be able to work with employers to provide innovative and effective training solutions. Experience of managing people and training programmes/projects is desirable. This role will have the requirement to ensure that all systems, courses, assessments and materials are fit for purpose, relevant and up to date and delivered to a high standard with a focus on quality standards.


The role will also include developing and delivering technical training programmes and accredited courses. It will also involve liaising with Senior Management across a large client base, qualification awarding bodies, external providers and associates. The job is based at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough and the post holder will ensure existing and new training provision is designed and delivered to the highest quality, exceeding customer expectations.


A competitive remuneration package will be offered. For more information or an informal discussion please contact James McIntosh on 07904 598165 or email


Closing date – 29th January 2021

For a company application form please contact:


We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with MCP Consulting Group to offer Management and Technical training courses.

Please see below some of the 2021 courses we will be offering here at CATCH:

Maintenance Best Practice

8th- 11th February 2021

Management Plant Reliability

15th- 17th March 2021

Technical Operator Training

15th-19th March 2021

New Engineering Manager

22nd-25th March 2021

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

19th-20th April 2021


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our CATCH Skills Customers.

A Christmas message from James McIntosh, Director of Skills:

I would like to personally wish all CATCH Skills customers a very Merry Christmas in what has been an extremely challenging year. We really appreciate all of your support and value you greatly as a customer. The team have worked incredibly hard this year to keep coordinating and delivering high quality training and we look forward to welcoming you back on site in 2021 to look after all of your training needs!

Opening Hours

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd December at 4.30pm
Reopening Date: Monday 4th January at 8.00am


Head Office

Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
Company no. 03837010



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