GWO’s Newest Chinese Member.
New GWO Member, CRRC Wind Power is a fast growing division of Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Institute. Historically China’s leading manufacturer of high speed trains and rail infrastructure, since 2006 CRRC wind power has built its ambition of becoming an important force in global clean energy through three product lines: wind turbine, intelligent operation and maintenance, and comprehensive energy.
Now one of the world’s top wind turbine manufacturers, CRRC has grown considerably to have a turnover of 1.54Bn USD and 3.84 Gigawatts of new installations in 2020. This brings its total installed capacity to 8.2GW delivered across 28 Chinese Regions as well as in South East Asia.
CRRC Wind Power has 1100 employees, of which 60% are technicians and engineers who are likely to be in scope for GWO Basic Safety Training. The company has strong ambitions and is forecast to deliver 3500+ MW in 2021 as well as exciting plans to certify its own training centre to GWO standards.
Deputy General Manager of CRRC Wind Power, Mr. Lui Hui, voiced the company’s aspirations,
"As a GWO member company, CRRC Wind Power is looking forward to work together across markets and expand adherence to GWO global safety standards. As a state-owned enterprise, CRRC takes the responsibility of "achieve yourself while others achieve", and we will make contributions to the development of green energy in the new era."
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO Audit & Compliance committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (requirements and standards).
Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a two-year partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. The wind energy industry is a major opportunity for countries to create high-skilled, local jobs to boost economic growth and reach their Paris Agreement goals.
The taxonomy establishes a transparent and coherent framework to describe safety training characteristics, allowing for a better understanding of “what good training looks like”.
The modules are reviewed in response to feedback from GWO members and 2020 workplace data from G+ which places manual handling incidents in the top three most reported injury processes.
The new standard focuses on risk management when working with or close to hazardous energies in the wind industry.