NWFTC to Provide Rescue Training to Gunfleet Sands Crew

National Wind Farm Training Centres (NWFTC) has won a contract from DONG Energy to provide rescue training services to the team working at the 172MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm off the coast of Essex.

NWFTC will be delivering courses in Advanced Rescue together with GWO accredited courses in First Aid, Manual Handling, Sea Survival, Fire Awareness and Working at Height at their training facility in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Agnieszka Golebiowska, Senior Contract Manager at DONG Energy, said: "We are pleased to be working with NWFTC. Safety is DONG Energy’s top priority and these courses will play an important role in ensuring that our team is able to maintain high standards in these important areas.”

The training will take place over a seven week period this spring.

Tom O’Shea, Training Manager at NWFTC, added: “We are pleased that NWFTC has been selected to help build on the high safety levels of operational personnel at Gunfleet Sands. The overall approach to training at Gunfleet Sands has been excellent throughout the entire process thus far and we very much look forward to providing a relevant, quality training experience to their team.”

Gunfleet Sands consists of Gunfleet Sands 1 and 2, comprising 48 3.6MW turbines in total. The wind farm has been fully operational since early 2010.