A new wind industry training hub has been launched in Great Yarmouth as part of a strategic vision to place the UK at the forefront of wind safety training.
Safety training specialist, RelyOn Nutec has entered into an agreement with Worley, leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals, and resources sectors. The two organisations will collaborate on this new East Anglian facility which will offer enhanced training solutions for the renewables industry.
RelyOn Nutec has been delivering GWO training at its Teesside centre since 2014 and introduced the accredited training at its Aberdeen centre in 2020, which highlighted a move towards expanding its renewables training offering in addition to traditional oil & gas safety courses.
This move will allow Worley to expand its current training facility in Great Yarmouth, which is home to its operations and maintenance wind energy division. The facility will offer an enhanced range of training courses to their own team of wind technicians, individuals looking to join the industry, and new and existing customers within the offshore and renewables sectors.
GWO Basic Safety Training (BST), Basic Technical Training (BTT), and Slinger Signaller will be delivered from the Great Yarmouth facility, which is based in the town’s industrial centre. Additional practical elements, for example sea survival and working at height, will take place offsite locally. With instructors who possess significant expertise in the GWO industry, it is estimated the new facility will have the capacity to train up to 2000 delegates in the first year.
Worley will provide technical training and RelyOn Nutec will deliver safety and competency programmes. This combined course content will provide delegates with a comprehensive training experience from a team of subject matter experts.
RelyOn Nutec (UK) managing director, Bob Donnelly, said: “Great Yarmouth is the first step on the journey to further expand our GWO footprint across the UK and it was strategically selected as one of the key areas with existing technician requirements. The UK is the epicentre for technical development in renewables so as a leader in safety training, we must be at the forefront of working towards safety standardisation in the renewables industry.
“With the launch of Great Yarmouth, we have three centres across the UK delivering these essential training courses.. We are dedicated to making continual investment in our training offerings and transferring our expertise to support our wind industry customers to achieve the same safe working practices that we have seen instilled in the oil and gas industry for decades.”
Worley’s operations director for Wind Energy, Alex Baker, said: “Worley is well established in the offshore wind sector and we’re excited to launch a differentiator to the market.
“The development and digitisation of both RelyOn Nutec’s core safety training alongside Worley’s technical training will enhance our inhouse training capability, technician competency, and standardisation of solutions to our long-standing customers.”
Earlier this year the Offshore Wind Industry Council published new research estimating that the number of people working in direct and indirect jobs in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry is set to rise significantly, from 26,000 currently to over 69,800 by 2026. It also stated that the private sector was set to invest £60.8bn across the UK over the next five years in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind projects as the industry expands rapidly to help the Government to achieve its net zero emissions goal.
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