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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is now home to the only geotechnical modelling facility in the world that operates three centrifuges after a third 26-tonne fixed-beam centrifuge was lowered by crane into the new Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre building after arriving from France last week. The new facility is part of the National Geotechnical […]
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 […]
Maersk Training in Newcastle has spaces available on its Level 1 Certificate in Safe Working Practice in the Wind Turbine Industry (QCF) course starting on either Monday 22 June or Monday 29 June 2015, with further start dates later in the year, the company has announced. Stuart Cameron, Managing Director at Maersk Training said: “Tough […]
More than 199 technicians and 200 small businesses in the North East have benefited from a European Regional Development Funded project (ERDF) related to offshore wind and marine training, delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Over the past two years, the project, delivered at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, has been […]
A new renewable energy centre was launched yesterday in North East England, which is expected to attract thousands of potential workers for the fast-growing wind sector. Julian Brown, chairman of RenewableUK, officially opened the new centre in front of more than 70 business and education leaders from across the North East and from the UK wind […]
In spring 2013, Alstom received an order from transmission grid operator TenneT to act as general contractor in the construction, installation and servicing of the HVDC offshore platform DolWin3. Selected TenneT employees are being systematically trained in the different disciplines so that the customer can operate its system to the highest possible standards following commissioning […]
An innovative Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for use on wind turbine towers has been successfully trialled at ORE Catapult's National Renewable Energy Centre using their 27m high wind turbine training tower. Newcastle-based Invisotech, providers of inspection and analytical solutions for high-value assets, has developed and successfully trialled the ROV at a series of field trials […]
The world’s first training course in work class ROV operations delivered by an independent training provider has been launched by The Underwater Centre in Fort William. The first intake of students has started on the new five-week course - An Introduction to Work Class ROV Operations - which will change the way industry recruits and […]
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has given Aquamarine Power's graduate training scheme the seal of approval, re-accrediting the wave company's professional development programme which leads towards Chartered Engineers (CEng) or Incorporated Engineers (IEng) registration. In what is now the fourth year of the scheme, the Institution's assessors noted that Aquamarine Power's engineers are being […]
Six months after the beginning of the construction of the innovative Maritime Training Centre (MTC) in German Enge-Sande municipality, offshore training and development cluster OffTEC held a topping out ceremony on 4 April 2014, after successful completion of the first phase of construction. Around 200 guests attended the event, including Mayor of Enge-Sande Carsten-Peter Thomsen […]
ARCH, a specialist technical training provider focusing on the wind energy and other ‘work at height’ sectors, is establishing a new training facility at Shannon Airport to deliver safety training for technicians working on tall structures. The new training centre will see ARCH convert the former Boiler House building on the approach road to the […]
Merseyside industrial engineering firm SeaKing Electrical has undergone a major investment in staff training in a bid to drive growth in the marine, offshore and windfarm sectors. The Birkenhead-based company has invested heavily across a number of areas including offshore survival training and working at heights. Staff have undergone rigorous courses at the Offshore Survival […]