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CWind Taiwan, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), China Steel Corporation (CSC), China Ship Building Corporation (CSBC), and Swancor have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to set up a joint venture to cultivate and develop offshore wind power personnel in Taiwan.
Prontoport, a provider of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Support Services to the Renewable and Oil & Gas sectors has added RUK/GWO Training to its portfolio. The company is now a fully accredited and approved training provider for RUK/GWO wind turbine technician training courses and has recently invested heavily into its very own training academy centre of excellence, where it is offering both […]
Leading safety training provider Safety Technology has announced this week that they are now fully accredited to deliver Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training from the OffTEC training facility in Enge-Sande, Germany. Already offering RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training from their locations across the UK, Ireland and the USA, Safety Technology has […]
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.
DNV GL has confirmed 3sun Academy’s certification for the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Maintenance Training (BMT), making the 3sun Group’s training division one of only two UK centres accredited to deliver new mandatory safety and technical training for wind turbine technicians, the company said on 4 April.
Maersk Training in Esbjerg has conducted the first Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) course with attendees from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The first Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) was carried out in late November, after Maersk Training in Esbjerg became the first Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training centre in the world to be approved to deliver the course. […]
Maersk Training will be expanding its Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training locations and making the courses available at its centre in Aberdeen. GWO training is one of the industry requirements for anyone wishing to work in the growing renewables sector and Maersk Training is now the only provider to offer all five compulsory modules in […]
Following the release of the Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) Standard by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) on 4 July 2016, DNV GL has approved Maersk Training in Esbjerg as the first organisation to conduct all three modules in the new standard. The Basic Maintenance Training standard contains three modules: Hydraulics Training Mechanical Training Electrical Training […]
Since 17 February 2015 Falck Safety Services is offering wind safety training according to the Siemens Wind training specifications by becoming a Siemens preferred training centre. To achieve the acknowledgement by Siemens, Falck Safety Services invested in equipment and instructors. There is a new range of Siemens specific training equipment and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) […]
Maersk Training has initiated five new Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) courses. The new courses cover Manual Handling, First Aid, Fire Awareness, Work at Height and Sea Survival and are obligatory for all GWO trained personnel who wish to continue working in the Wind industry after their initial certification has expired. […]
ARCH announced that it has extended their range of Global Wind Organisation (GWO) approved safety training courses. ARCH is now approved to deliver GWO Manual Handling, GWO Fire Awareness and GWO First Aid. This training will complement its GWO and RenewableUK Working at Height and Rescue – Wind Turbines training provision and ensure that companies […]
Siemens Energy has been granted certification by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) for its training facilities in Denmark, Germany, the UK, and the U.S. The international industry certificate, granted earlier this year, empowers Siemens to educate and train wind energy workers according to the highest industry standards for basic safety training. Acting as chairman of […]
NWFTC (National Wind Farm Training Centres) have just achieved accreditation to run training courses that meet the GWO (Global Wind Organisation) standard. The first for a UK owned and based company. NWFTC were inspected recently by independent auditor Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and after a glowing recommendation were granted GWO Certification for both the state-of-the-art […]
The stage is set for North East England to become a global leader in wind turbine training after Maersk Training Newcastle becomes the UK’s first – and one of only a handful around the world – to be given the go ahead to run courses approved by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). Maersk Training Newcastle […]
An estimated 5-10% of the global workforce in wind energy is trained to GWO standards, according to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). At the end of 2018, 74,432 persons, which represents a 65% increase, held a valid certificate for the training, the non-profit reported. In addition, 68 new GWO certified training sites were added last year, a 31% […]
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 […]
Aeolus Energy Group (AEG) has awarded Ventower Industries with a contract for the fabrication of training towers to be installed at its two new offshore wind training facilities in Massachusetts and Maryland, US.
National Wind Farm Training Centres (NWFTC) will partner with Petans to provide training to the wind industry, as Petans facilities have been specially adapted for wind industry courses, which will be delivered by experienced technical safety trainers. The courses initially on offer include fully accredited GWO Basic Safety training – Working at Height, First Aid, Fire Awareness, […]
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, […]
Two of East Yorkshire’s offshore energy training providers are working in partnership to deliver the basic requirements for those wishing to work in the renewables industry. This training includes working at heights, marine safety, first aid, fire safety and manual handling. Humberside Offshore Training Association (HOTA) along with HFR Solutions have both invested in their […]
Safety Technology Ltd’s Certificate in Safety in Offshore Wind Energy (Level 3) training programme received an industry recommendation from RenewableUK’s Renewables Training Network (RTN) this week. The three week safety programme designed for service leavers has been developed in conjunction with wind turbine owners, operators and maintenance companies to provide the core safety training needed […]
Welsh companies are currently benefiting from heavily funded places on Safety Technology’s RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited Work at Height safety training. The funding comes from the Welsh Government through their Sector Priorities Fund Pilot supported by the European Social Fund, as part of Energy & Utility Skills’ Low Carbon Energy and Marine […]
Safety Technology Ltd this week announced the training of its first trainees at the flagship CATCH facility near Immingham, North Lincolnshire. Based in a wind energy hot spot, both onshore and offshore, candidates have travelled from all over the UK to this world class facility to gain RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certification to […]
Safety Technology, safety training provider to the Wind Energy sector, is now offering Government funded places on their RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited Work at Height and Rescue safety course to individuals working or living in Wales. Selected earlier this year to deliver the Working at Height in the Energy Sector training for […]
Victoria Redhead is no stranger to adrenaline, after being appointed as a trainee instructor at Maersk Training in Newcastle. Maersk Training has welcomed Victoria on-board as it seeks to find other talented individuals who can learn a valued skill-set and become fully qualified instructors. Ms Redhead follows in the footsteps of Lynn Lowes who was appointed […]
As of 1 July 2014 Falck Safety Services exploits the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) at Amsterdam. This extension of the activities to a third location is a direct consequence of the continuous developments within the national and international oil & gas, maritime and wind energy industry. Because of these developments the demand for specialist training […]