As Taiwan prepares to develop 5.5 GW of offshore wind by 2025, a delegation from the country's leading science and technology university visited GWO on a fact finding mission.
The Global Wind Organisation secretariat team were delighted to meet with a delegation of educators from National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology today.
The group, led by Chun-Lien Su (Ph.D) Director, Maritime Training Center and Professor of the Department of Engineering (pictured, centre left), has travelled to Europe to learn about standardised training and experience GWO courses first hand.
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation (pictured, centre right) presented the portfolio of training standards, criteria and governance framework to the group. Jakob said: "Taiwan is set to become one of the world's fastest growing offshore wind markets and GWO is here to support the sector as it builds a skilled, locally trained workforce. We were delighted to welcome Chun-Lien Su and his colleagues to our headquarters and look forward to helping them in any way we can to adopt GWO standards in Taiwan."
GWO training increased substantially in North America and Asia during the third quarter of 2019
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of GWO, congratulated SHANGHAI ELECTRIC on their new offshore training site at a special ceremony during China Wind Power 2019.
Data-driven decision making will increasingly drive training standardisation in wind. Jose Jimenez, Governance and Risk Manager at Global Wind Organisation explains the role GWO’s Risk Register will have in moving the industry forward.
GWO is beginning its review process of training provider and certification body rules, beginning with a questionnaire for stakeholders.
North America’s leading wind energy employers came together for two and a half days of work at the GE Renewables Learning Center in Niskayuna, NY.