The leadership of a new Executive Committee (ExCo) of Global Wind Organisation has today been formed. The committee oversees all work carried out by the Secretariat.
At its first General Assembly under new Articles of Association agreed in February 2019, the GWO Executive Committee (ExCo) has been formed.
The new committee leadership is as follows:
Eloy Jauregui, Chairman of GWO, said: "GWO standards are created by the industry for the industry. We are pleased that our new statutes under the 2019 Articles of Association have produced a successful result following the General Assembly. This signals our progress towards maturity as an organisation and will help GWO become truly global."
Eloy also made special mention to Sabas Herranz, who steps down from his role as Chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee. "GWO would like to put on record its thanks to the outgoing chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee, Sabas Herranz of GE Renewable Energy. Sabas has been instrumental in our work to create a cycle of continuous improvement in relation to governance of the GWO training provider network and certification criteria."
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.
New member Skyborn will bring its international expertise to GWO, as they work together to strive for an injury free work environment in the offshore wind industry.
The latest GWO North American Market Briefing forecasts high growth of the wind industry and the associated need for more standardised training.
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.
Workforce safety and training were the subject of GWO's Wind Workforce Masterclass in Busan, South Korea, where over 100 delegates witnessed strong support for international standards.