The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training providers are expanding their operations and investing in new sites around the world, with North America expected to be among the fastest growing global regions as its offshore market sets sail.
“Training providers see the USA, particularly its offshore market as a major growth area,” said Jakob Lau Holst, GWO CEO. “We have been approached by several companies seeking GWO certification for Sea Survival training that they will deliver off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and look forward to receiving their certifications.”
Several US East Coast states recently committed to developing over 8GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
According to GWO, 17 new wind training sites around the world opened their doors in the first quarter of this year, while ENSA North America launched its fifth training center in the US.
“Investors in new wind power generation need a properly trained local workforce. Basic safety training is a foundation of that,” Lau Holst said. “GWO members expect the technicians they employ and those within their contractor network to have the Basic Safety Training (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT) packages, as a skills baseline.”
The GWO global training provider network now consists of 248 training sites in 135 countries, the organization said.