GWO has adopted new statutes to maintain efficient governance while we grow our global membership of wind turbine manufacturers and owners.
All members will meet twice a year in a General Assembly in March or April, and a strategy session in September/October. In these sessions, the members will formally agree on work plans for coming years and will elect Chairs of the Association and the Committees.
The new structure establishes an Executive Committee to oversee the operational aspects of the association work and to ensure coordination between the committees. TheExCo will have a chair and two vice chairs at the helm. These roles last for two years, with the vice chair terms overlapping. Chairs of the Committee will be represented in the ExCo as ordinary members.
The Training Committee will continue to drive standardization work and prepare decisions on reviews of new standards going forward.
The Audit and Compliance Committee will continue to drive improved governance and quality assurance of the training provider network, as well as performing a compliance function for the association.
Regional Committees shall be created in key markets, to promote recognition of GWO standards in these regions, and to ensure that the global standards align and can co-exist with regional and national legal requirements.
The first General Assembly will take place in Bilbao on 4th April. GWO will elect its new Executive Committee and make announcements in due course.
New member Ocean Winds will bring its international expertise to GWO, as they work together to strive for an injury free work environment in the offshore wind industry. Ocean Winds’ 15 offshore wind projects in 7 countries and across three continents are expected to push up demand for standardised training.
🔹2022 Annual Report shows 21% increase in GWO Active Workforce 🔹104 new training providers certified as network expands 🔹153 existing training providers broaden their GWO standards portfolio certification
• Global specialist offshore wind business Corio Generation joins as leading member • Corio's growing global windfarm portfolio will increase demand for standardised training
Global Wind Organisation is delighted to announce that Energy Ireland, as the promoting organisation for Green Tech Skillnet, will be adopting the new GWO Entry Level Framework for their award-winning Skills Connect Wind Turbine Technician Programme.
One of the defining characteristics of northeastern Brazil’s status as a prime location for wind farms is also causing problems in recruiting local talent. Now, thanks to a new programme called ‘Keep it Local’ 25 residents of Caiçara do Rio do Vento are being trained in GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and are on the pathway to begin new careers in wind.
On November 1st Global Wind Organisation (GWO) releases the Wind Limited Access Standard. This new standard was developed to provide a minimum viable safety training for infrequent visitors to onshore and offshore wind turbine generators (WTG) environments when supervised by at least two GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) qualified persons.