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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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
With a new certification from Lloyd’s, Avanti Wind Systems now meets the demands from the Global Wind Organisation to train and educate operators to work in wind turbines and other workplaces in similar heights. Both the training personnel and the facilities at Avanti Wind Systems headquarters in Hillerød, Denmark, are now certificated in compliance with […]
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 […]
Falck Nutec Teesside is celebrating after becoming the world’s only industrial training facility to hold approval to deliver all five Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training modules as well as both of the Renewable UK wind industry specific training courses. The landmark has been reached after Falck Nutec achieved approval to deliver the GWO Basic Safety […]
Safety Technology Ltd announced they have been awarded GWO accreditation for a multitude of safety courses for working on wind farms worldwide. The first in the UK to be audited by industry standard setters RenewableUK for the following modules of the GWO Basic Safety Training; Work at Height, Manual Handling and First Aid. Safety Technology […]
heightec to announce that following a recent SGS RUK audit, they now have joint approval from the RenewableUK (RUK) and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) for the delivery of work at height safety training. heightec, a leading UK provider of RUK work at height and rescue training for wind turbines, is now the first specialist training […]
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 […]
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the Kaohsiung Marine Technology Industrial Innovation zone in Taiwan which will comprise an offshore wind training center. The training center will provide offshore wind GWO training for which Maersk Training and the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) signed an agreement in February. According to Maersk, besides training technicians […]
The Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration is allocating USD 721,500 in grants to six academic institutions and labor organizations to establish workforce training and development programs to support the state’s offshore wind sector. The awards, which include USD 200,000 from Vineyard Wind’s Windward Workforce Fund, will be used to grow a workforce required to meet the needs […]
Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese Nissui Marine Kogyo (NMK) to cooperate on offshore wind safety training. Under the deal, the two parties said they will work together to cultivate international talent for the sector by mutual exchanges, as well as focus on improving the global competitiveness of […]
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 […]
CWind With experience at 50 UK and European offshore wind farms, CWind is an established, trusted partner. CWind’s ability to execute integrated turnkey solutions throughout the entire project lifecycle of a wind farm is demonstrated through existing long-term O&M contracts, completion of more than 890 cable pull-ins to date, commissioning scopes of work at almost 600 turbines and pre-assembly work packages at over 760 turbines. […]
As offshore construction and maintenance projects move further out to sea, crew and personnel transfer times lengthen. This not only presents a requirement for innovative transfer vessels, but also the need for medical care to be available in situ in the event of an emergency.
Taiwan International Windpower Training Corporation (TIWTC) and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to collaborate on establishing Global Wind Organization (GWO) training center in Taichung, Taiwan.