First with New Maintenance Training for the Wind Industry

Published Jul 11, 2016
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Maersk Training is the first Global Wind Organisation certified training centre in the world to deliver the new Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) (photo: Maersk Training)

Following the release of the Basic Maintenance Training Standard by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) on 4 July 2016, DNV GL has certified Maersk Training in Esbjerg as the first organisation to conduct all three modules in the new standard.

The Basic Maintenance Training standard contains three modules:

  • Hydraulics Training – Duration: 2 days
  • Mechanical Training – Duration: 2 days
  • Electrical Training – Duration: 2.5 days

The BMT modules are targeted at candidates with no previous experience of these systems but may also up-skill candidates who have some knowledge of these areas not specifically related to wind turbines.

The objective of the standard is to develop common industry training and Best Practice Standards for the basic technical and safety skills required for the service and maintenance of wind turbine generators across Europe and the globe. The objective of the standard is to establish common industry training standards and best practices on health and safety, as a vital and necessary way forward, to reduce risks for personnel working in the wind power industry.

Maersk Training provides safety training for the maritime, oil & gas and wind power industries, and has for several years been a preferred training provider for major companies in these industries. For example training similar to the BMT modules has been done for Siemens Wind Power. This knowledge and experience has allowed Maersk Training to quickly adapt to the requirements in the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Maintenance Training Standard.

The new Basic Maintenance Training modules will soon also be available at Maersk Training’s centre in Newcastle.

Tags: DNV GL, Maersk Training


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