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.
• 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.
• Skyborn’s offshore wind projects across Europe and Asia-Pacific are expected to reinforce demand for standardised training.
Global Wind Organisation (GWO), the not-for-profit body representing wind power owners and manufacturers, is pleased to announce Skyborn Renewables as its newest Leading Member today.
With Skyborn now a leading member of GWO, Gregorio Acero, the company’s Global Head of HSEQ will join GWO’s General Assembly to provide input and expertise for the continuous development of GWO's strategy and work programmes.
Gregorio Acero, Skyborn’s Global Head of HSEQ said:
“On behalf of Skyborn, I am delighted to join GWO. As a global offshore wind partner Skyborn recognises the importance of setting high standards for health and safety training. We know that the global harmonisation of training adds value and brings simplicity, so we want to work with GWO to raise global health and safety standards.”
Jakob Lau Holst CEO of Global Wind Organisation added:
“I am proud to welcome Skyborn to the GWO membership, which now includes 28 of the world’s largest manufacturers and owners of wind turbines. I look forward to working together with our new colleagues to positively influence the safety of a diverse workforce. We look forward to supporting Georgio Acero and his excellent team in reaching our collective goals of creating a safer environment and more productive workforce in wind.”
Skyborn Renewables is driving global decarbonisation by accelerating offshore wind energy across the world. We believe offshore wind is a cornerstone of the clean energy transition and an enabler for achieving net-zero targets, ensuring energy security and developing a sustainable energy supply for future generations. Skyborn is an accomplished offshore wind developer and operator with more than 20 years’ experience. Our capabilities cover the entire offshore wind value chain, including greenfield development, project engineering and design, procurement, financing, corporate power purchase agreements, construction management and asset management.
Skyborn has pioneered the development of offshore wind projects since 2000 with its entry into its home market in Germany. Subsequent international activities focused on other European markets such as France, Sweden and Finland, as well as the Asia-Pacific region.
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 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.
• Northland Power’s 16GW offshore wind projects in construction and various stages of development globally are expected to push up demand for standardised training.