Training ensures that O&M personnel are qualified to fulfil the roles needed by the wind farm while ensuring their own safety and those of colleagues.

What it costs

About £1 million per annum for a 450 MW floating offshore wind farm.

Who supplies them

AIS, ARCH, B&FC, CWind, Heightec, Maersk Training, MRS Training and Rescue, National Wind Farm Training Centres, Offshore Marine Academy, ProntoPort and RelyOn Nutec.

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training standards are now widely adopted in the offshore wind industry. The GWO is a non-profit body founded by leading wind turbine suppliers and operators.

Key facts

Training is related to both technical aspects and to health and safety skills and awareness.

Health and safety certificates required by personnel on the wind farm site include:

  • Electrical safety awareness
  • Emergency first aid and advanced medical training
  • Lifting and hoisting
  • Manual handling
  • Offshore survival training, including marine transfer
  • Wind turbine rescue
  • Working in confined spaces, and
  • Working at height.

The technical training required is dependent on the requirements of the client, but as a minimum covers specific technician training for the relevant turbine model.

Other key training qualification requirements includes operational safety rules for high voltage switching and wind turbine operations.

What’s in it

Guide to a Floating Offshore Wind Farm