Denmark: Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit to Focus on Reducing HSE Incidents
In just under two months’ time over 100 health and safety managers from the offshore wind industry will be meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss safety culture, access options and training.
Wind Energy Update (WEU) host their annual Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit this December at Copenhagen’s Marriot Hotel (December 5-6, 2012). The leading dedicated B2B wind energy health and safety conference has a strong focus on overcoming the challenges posed moving further from shore, the sharing of experiences from leading developers and a potent blend of both learning and networking with experienced HSE executives. More than 45 senior level health and safety executives – comprising of 6 utilities and 5 OEMs WTGs – have already confirmed their attendance.
With a person’s life there are no second chances. Safety is of critical importance on every offshore wind project. The companies who boast a flawless health and safety record are the ones who attract employees and lucrative contracts. With the recent increase in North Sea wind farm power plant construction it will require a greater number of workers offshore, and increase the volume of people onsite at any given time. Smart companies are positioning themselves to protect their employees from these hazardous environments now.
WEU, the leading think tank providing independent news and analysis for wind energy, is working with offshore wind companies in aiding them to showcase their health and safety track record to the wind energy community. “I am truly delighted to be working alongside the industry to help them meet their health and safety objectives, not only for 2012, but for the long term” explains Carrianne Matta, VP Health and Safety, “I am thrilled to be running this year’s Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit which has such a fantastic speaker line up.”
RWE Innogy, RES Offshore, Statoil, DONG Energy, Mainstream Renewables, Siemens, GE Energy, Vestas, Gamesa, REpower, GDF Suez are just a few of the offshore companies who will meet this December in Copenhagen to discuss, debate and appraise the latest offshore health and safety strategies to help reduce the frequency of HSE incidents on offshore wind projects.
Suitable for any company involved or looking to enter the offshore wind market; this event will allow attendees to implement a solid health and safety culture with the objective to help reduce the frequency of HSE incidents on offshore wind projects.
Press release, October 23, 2012; Image: Siemens