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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 […]
Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) has contracted DNV GL to provide project certification training to help achieve the 5.5GW by 2025 offshore wind target. DNV GL is providing technical training to a local certification team consisting of CR Classification Society, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) and Ship and Ocean Industries […]
Taiwanese TIPC Marine Corp. (TIPM) has collaborated with Northern Offshore Services (NOS) on training its crew transfer vessels (CTVs) crew. TIPM said the training marks the first step of the cooperation plan, under which it wants to engage CTV operation and maritime engineering services in offshore wind. This training, which was held from 12 to 22 March […]
The UK-based JDR Cables and the U.S. Bristol Community College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for training personnel for the offshore wind industry. Under the agreement, Bristol Community College will develop and deliver training courses to enable technicians and workers for the U.S. offshore wind industry. The courses will include technical skill development and student […]
Siemens Gamesa has entered into a partnership with the North Lindsey College for the provision of apprenticeship training in the UK. The two parties will develop a customized program that will provide training for individuals from the UK applying for a place on the Siemens Gamesa turbine O&M technician apprenticeship. The training will take place at Siemens […]
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 […]
A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, will train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) after a winning proposal was submitted by the University, a total of 70 researchers will be employed for […]
A UK consortium led by the University of Hull has won a GBP 5.5 million funding for the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) aimed at boosting offshore wind skills and investment. The bid, which the university's Energy & Environment Institute secured from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), […]
The UK Newcastle College has installed a virtual reality system for offshore wind training at its Energy Academy. Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with Scotland’s Energy Skills Partnership, Heriot Watt University and Animmersion VR, the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) training facility replicates working conditions experienced by turbine engineers operating on offshore […]
SeaRoc Group has delivered the first formal marine coordination training in Taiwan to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
Ørsted has named the winners of the second round of its annual GBP 75,000 East Coast Skills Fund, part of the company’s GBP 465,000 East Coast Community Fund 20-year annual commitment and community engagement programme for Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms.
The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College has received USD 230,000 from the New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office to promote offshore energy workforce development and training programs in New York.
DNV GL has acquired GridLab, a Germany-based provider of power grid training, seminar and studies, from 50Hertz’s holding company Eurogrid International.
A group of UK-based companies has launched a training centre to provide a skilled workforce for wind farms located offshore the UK east coast, with developers, operators and supply chain companies supporting the training places.
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.
Bay State Wind has revealed plans to build and operate an offshore wind training center in New Bedford in Massachusetts, US.
Altitec has received a Training System Certificate by DNV GL for its Rotor Blade Repair and Inspection Training course held at the Altitec Academy in London, UK.
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.
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.
Four weeks after the official go-live of the APQP4Wind project, the first participants have now completed APQP4wind training courses within Management Awareness Training and Specialist Training. The participants were representatives from various organization levels at Vestas Wind Systems, Siemens Wind Power, LM Wind Power and KK Wind Solutions, who have helped develop the new quality […]
Maersk Training in Newcastle is hosting its first open evening of 2017 on 1 February to promote a training course which helps people looking to start a new career in the wind industry. The training experts, based in Newcastle, have been running the Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry for over […]
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 in Newcastle has invited North East residents aged 15 or over to attend an Open Evening event on 18 January and learn more about the company's range of accredited Career Transition Training Programmes. The Open Evening will be held at Maersk Training Newcastle Ltd, 2 Mercury Court, Orion Business Park, from 4 pm to 6:30 […]
Liverpool-based Complete Training Solutions (CTS) has signed a partnership agreement with the renewable energy training academy at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, North Wales. The Welsh academy works in partnership with RWE, training apprentices who later go on to work on the company's offshore projects. CTS and the academy have been in discussions for just under two years to […]