Firm leads the way on turbine training

Maersk Training celebrates first GWO approval in UK. L to r: Joscelyn Shaw and Vijay Rangachari from Maersk Training Newcastle, Soeren Hald from DNV and Jan Matthiesen, Maersk Training.
Maersk Training celebrates first GWO approval in UK. L to r: Joscelyn Shaw and Vijay Rangachari from Maersk Training Newcastle, Soeren Hald from DNV and Jan Matthiesen, Maersk Training.
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A NORTH Shields company is hoping to make its mark on the world map after being given approval to run international training courses.

Maersk Training Newcastle, based at Orion Business Park on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, is hoping to become a global leader in wind turbine training after being given the go-ahead to run courses approved by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO).

The company will become the first in the UK, and one of only a handful worldwide, to run the courses.

The safety training course was approved after an independent auditor from Det Norske Veritas visited Maersk’s state-of-the-art facilities.

The GWO programme is a globally recognised standard and is often the first step for those wanting a career in wind power.

At Maersk, the training will be carried out in a variety of realistic simulated environments including the centre’s own 20-metre tall wind turbine training tower.

Maersk Training general manager Vijay Rangachari said: “Becoming the first centre in the UK to be able to offer the complete suite of GWO modules is a great coup for us.

“The global wind industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and there are skills shortages that need to be plugged.

“This means the opportunities are endless for both business and individuals.”

To find out more contact Maersk Training on (0191) 293 0544, e-mail ais020@maersktraining.com or visit www.maersktraining.com