GWO training increased substantially in North America and Asia during the third quarter of 2019
The global wind energy workforce is increasingly trained to a single global standard, new figures can reveal.
Almost two thirds (65%) more GWO training modules were completed by wind energy workers in North America during the first nine months of 2019, the number reaching 5,842 by the end of September. In Asia, the increase was greater still. 7,814 GWO training modules were completed; a rise of 79% on the same period during 2018.
Every continental market around the world showed an increase in volumes. None more so than Africa (+244%), where the amount of completed GWO training modules by wind energy workers in South Africa alone now matches Oceania (Australia & New Zealand). Both regions saw almost 2000 training modules completed in the first nine months of 2019.
The number of training providers also increased. Forty eight training sites have been certified up to the end of Q3 2019, with substantial numbers opening in Brazil (+5) and India (+2).
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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.
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