Meet the team – Andrew Claridge, Turbine Technician

andrew-claridge

I joined the Vattenfall UK Onshore Wind Team in the Summer of 2016 as a Turbine Technician and I am based at Pen y Cymoedd. I previously spent four years working for Siemens as a wind turbine technician both on and offshore, covering sites across the whole of Wales and the UK working on various types of wind turbines.

Prior to that I spent 7 years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineering Mechanic where I completed my apprenticeship. Having served on both sea going vessels and onshore establishments, I have been lucky enough to travel the world.

I live near Pontypridd with my fiancé  and as I have spent my whole career so far working away from home, it is nice to be able to finally manage a good work life balance and go home to my own bed every night. I am very sociable and enjoy watching and playing rugby and walking our black Collie cross Lab dog Poppy. I am also a keen motorcyclist.