Maersk Training has entered into a cooperation to establish a specialist wind energy program within the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) in Taiwan.
The new center is expected to come online in July 2020 and will train technicians for the local wind turbine industry.
According to Maersk Training, ensuring that the MIRDC set-up attains the relevant GWO accreditations is a vital part of the project.
The collaboration started immediately after the contract was signed with a dedicated team overseeing the establishment of the center, its equipping, manning and course scheduling. The Bureau of Energy is funding the venture.
“This is a very exciting development for our business. Taiwan is one of the largest emerging offshore wind markets and we are pleased that MIRDC has chosen Maersk Training to help them deliver GWO Training into the region," said Johan Uggla, CEO at Maersk Training.
MIRDC has a long history and a very broad profile, but is new to training technicians for the wind industry, Maersk Training said.