The Global Wind Organisation was set up by 13 leading wind power companies in 2009 to contribute to a better and safer work environment in the wind industry. Now the organisation chooses Denmark and the Danish Wind Industry Association as its new home base.
"Choosing Denmark and the DWIA means that we get to work with a respected and professional organisation with a broad and international network. Almost all companies involved are in contact with DWIA or based in Denmark. Further, we need to move fast as the demand for our idea and services is high and we expect that DWIA is the right setting to set out from," says Claus Rose, Chairman of GWO.
Industry standards for safety training
Since the formation in 2009, GWO has been working on industry standards for safety training as common methods, standards and procedures will contribute to a better and higher safety at work for employees in the wind industry.
"GWO will save the companies in the wind industry a lot of undue training, and at the same time form the basis for a better and safer training. The training standards will be applicable in the majority of the wind industry and across countries. It corresponds to creating an international driver’s license for training standards," says Claus Rose.
The new GWO secretariat will be situated in the office of the Danish Wind Industry Association in Copenhagen.
The founding 13 companies of GWO are Acciona, AES, DONG Energy, E.ON, Fred Olsen, Gamesa, GE, Repower, Siemens Wind Power, Statoil, Suzlon, Vattenfall og Vestas.