OFFSHORE survival training provider, Survivex, is launching Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training in Aberdeen to service Scotland’s fast-growing wind industry and support the oil and gas sector’s energy transition.
More than £100,000 has been invested in new facilities and equipment to align the centre to the highest Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards.
As well as all the mandatory safety courses and refresher training required by the global wind industry, Survivex, based in Dyce, will offer GWO Slinger Signaller and Enhanced First Aid courses.
Survivex’s sister company, AIS Training is the largest provider of GWO training in the UK and trains one in five of the world’s wind trainees at its Renewable Energy Training Centre of Excellence in Newcastle.
The first courses will run from July 6 onwards following a robust audit process by the GWO and will adhere to strict safety measures as set out by government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Paul Knowles, 3T Energy Group vice president, said: “We are delighted to bring our unrivalled expertise and knowledge in wind training to Aberdeen.
Offshore wind is high on Scotland’s agenda from both an economic and an environmental point of view.
“Major offshore wind projects such as the Beatrice, Hywind and Kincardine windfarms, are helping to create more than 17,000 jobs in Scotland and developing a skilled workforce to support the industry as it grows is of paramount importance.
“Our extensive heritage in oil and gas means we are also in a position to assist Aberdeen’s oil and gas sector as it transitions into low carbon industries.”