Global Wind Organisation has announced the 500th certified training provider since the inception in 2012. This is a significant milestone for the development of wind farms worldwide.

The 500 training institutions operate in more than 45 countries and are responsible for more than 120,000 technicians with active GWO certification.

Ann Duedahl, Chair of GWO’s Training Committee, says:

“Reaching 500 GWO-certified training providers in over 45 countries is great news from quality assured safety training. We are totally confident that GWO’s international community of certified training providers is steadily reaching more trainees, giving them the training they need”.

Jakob Bjørn Neilsen, GWO’s Chief Operating Officer, adds:

“More training providers means more opportunities for trainees to train in the markets where the wind industry needs them most with recent opening strengthening training availability in Vietnam, Brazil and Costa Rica among others. Importantly it means even more wind technicians will be kept safe in the workplace because of their GWO standard training”.

This achievement is one of several recent milestones in GWO’s 10-year history. In 2021, 100,000th technician with active training rights certified by GWO was celebrated, while Enel Green Power became the 20th member company that joined GWO in 2022. Also this year, the GWO taxonomy was added to all written standards, providing greater consistency of language across all standards and better guidance for instructors in conducting learning activities to meet learning objectives.

Source: Global Wind Organization