November 22, 2022

Turbine manufacturer calls for more GWO training in Vietnam

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will present a compelling case for training centres to invest in standardised training as region develops substantial pipeline of on and offshore wind

Wind turbine OEMs are leading the call for Vietnam's wind industry supply chain to adopt Global Wind Organisation training standards for their workforce.

Le Minh Thanh, Country HSE officer for SGRE Vietnam and GWO Representative, will outline the industry need in a presentation to the Vietnam WindPower Conference in Hanoi on 2 December 2022.

Le Minh Thanh: "GWO standards are the industry's choice"

Highlighting an opportunity for training providers to deliver much needed training for a workforce of thousands, Thanh explains:

"Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a leading member of Global Wind Organisation and our company shares a commitment with other OEMs and wind farm owner operators to use GWO training where appropriate for safety and technical training of wind turbine technicians. This is especially important in a high growth market like Vietnam. If we want to ensure a good minimum standard of safety training for thousands of new technicians, GWO standards are the industry's choice."

Thanh's message is shared by GWO member companies, who are seeking to increase the adoption of standardised safety training across the globe.

Ralph Savage, Director of Global Development and Stakeholder Relations at GWO, adds:

"GWO member companies like SGRE are playing an instrumental role in delivering the climate goals of nations around the world. Their experience in developing wind energy at scale, while maintaining a good record of safety is in many ways thanks to the adoption of safety standards they all use and accept. It is important that representatives like Thanh can have this opportunity to speak on his company's behalf to support the message and encourage investment in GWO."