Maersk Training has signed a collaboration agreement with GiraffeWork (subsidiary of parent company Daikyo Kenki) to establish a training centre for the offshore wind industry in Japan.
The partners said the training centre will offer courses according to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), will be equipped with the latest pool equipment, and will have a marine survival course adapted to the offshore wind industry.
In addition, the plan is to open an advanced rescue training course, advanced first aid training, and a Basic Technical Training (BTT) course in accordance with GWO, which will be the first of its kind in Japan, the partners said.
The centre “GiraffeWork powered by Maersk Training” is expected to open in 2024 in Kawasaki city and will have a maximum annual capacity of 1,500 students.
With an increased demand for technicians in the wind industry of Japan, this cooperation will contribute to nurturing the workforce needed in the industry, showcasing promising cooperation between Denmark and Japan, the partners said.
Japan has offshore wind targets of 10 GW by 2030 and 30-45 GW by 2040 as the country seeks to decarbonise and achieve greater energy independence. The targets are backed by a commitment to run regular offshore wind auctions for support.
Maersk Training recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Japanese classification society ClassNK regarding training for offshore wind farm operators and education for alternative fuel crews in Japan and the APAC region.
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