Global Wind Organisation is a non-profit body founded by leading wind turbine manufacturers and operators
GWO standards are created by the industry, for the industry. Our members are globally leading turbine manufacturers and owners, representing a majority of installed wind energy capacity around the world. Together, they share risk information and expertise to create training standards that improve safety and build a competent workforce.
Eight out of ten members agree GWO has raised safety training standards across the industry
GWO technicians are available for up to 6 days more each year than staff trained outside the GWO framework agreement
¾ of GWO members have standardized 30% or more of their entry level training
More than 500 training providers are certified to deliver GWO training in over 50 countries
GWO has become a contractual expectation up and down the supply chain
The Safety & Training Forum 2023 was GWO’s first event in the United States.151 Training Providers, Certification Bodies, Auditors, vendors, and Industry associations gathered to discuss safety training in the industry. The Forum aimed to increase engagement with North America’s Network and bring the different stakeholders to the table in a conversation about the roles standards play in the workforce challenge.
The MOU, signed at the Global Offshore Wind Summit, emphasizes GWO's role in developing entry-level skills. This collaboration aims to reshape workforce development, addressing Japan's labor challenges and carbon neutrality goals. A pivotal move for the growth of Japan's wind industry, especially in offshore projects.