AMEC’s chief executive Samir Brikho today addressed the World Petroleum Congress in
Brikho believes the UK energy sector has an opportunity to position itself as a major force on the global energy scene and UK energy companies will be able to grow domestic and international revenues from £90bn to £200bn by 2030.
He also said that employee numbers in the sector could grow from 600,000 to one million as a result of the UK’s project management and engineering capabilities, as well as its track record in the design, manufacture and installation of advanced technology.
Birkho view is that the UK has already established itself as a centre of excellence for renewable energy with over £15bn raised for project and company investment.
He added: ‘The UK already has internationally renowned academic institutions engaged in ground-breaking research and development, as well as the ability to provide learning skills training across the entire energy spectrum. It is imperative that these resources are further developed for the benefit of the energy sector.’