Training Centre - Energy Innovation

The training

Training Centre

located at Egersund Energy Hub

The initiative

We provide certification for GWO (Global Wind Organization) and plan for including technical training modules, providing possible up to 80 different training modules altogether. For GWO we will provide all modules in safety training, both basics and refreshers at the Egersund Wind Hub, as a one-stop shop: 1) First Aid,  2) Manual handling, 3) Fire Awareness, 4) Working at Heights 5) Sea Survival 6) Advanced Rescue 7) Enhanced Frist Aid. From autumn 2020 we will also prove technical GWO modules. Together with us in the centre - the vocational education of Energy Operators for wind and hydropower at Dalane Technical College will be located.

The installed infrastructure will also be used to develop future-oriented services for servicing, maintaining and repairing wind turbines and components. Due to the early establishment of leading wind power companies, the port town of Egersund is transforming into the wind capital of Norway and the hub of renewable energies with a very differentiated service portfolio.

Egersund has a diversification strategy to tap into both the onshore and offshore wind sector, in a timely manner. To enable the full employment potential offered by the town's strategy, a qualification campaign is being launched to ensure the development of urgently needed wind energy skills.

The hub concept is a response to current and future challenges in the wind industry’s qualification sector. The initiators expect extensive synergies for the location arising from a collaborative bundling of resources that meets the growing complexity of the qualification task. In addition to the already developed range of modules, the hub will also offer space for developing new educational innovations. To this end, the initiators are also making the installed infrastructure available to other market participants and research facilities as a development platform.
30 metre high, and very well equipped training tower
30 metre high, and very well equipped training tower