BEEMS was part of a panel discussion on how to overcome the barriers for international standards in training in the wind industry at the ATTP final conference, held in Berlin. The BEEMS Project Manager, Katie Hornby from Southampton City Council, presented details of the BEEMS project and was delighted to be alongside the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), RenewableUK, Denmark’s Tradium, ENERCON and other international industry and educational speakers.
The event targetted European training experts from the wind power industry, training institutions, politicians and other decision makers with interest in renewable energy training standards.
ATTP stands for Adapting a Transparent Training Program for wind energy. The project dealt with industry lead standards for the basic technical training in the wind turbine industry and the event included the official handover ceremony of Global Wind Organisation (GWO) receiving three new draft standards for wind turbine maintenance, in electonics, hydraulics and mechanical engineering maintenance.
The event identified in detail many of the challenging, costly and time-consuming constraints of suppliers working internationally and examples of the compliance issues they face when standards vary so considerably. BEEMS went on to propose some leadership and management imperatives as well as future technical pieces of work in workforce analysis and training needs and skills gaps, in resolving these issues.
You can find photos from the event below and you can download all the presentations:
ATTP Aims and objectives
BEEMS Berlin Sept 2014
GWO Tradium September 2014 Berlin
Heiko Post-Benefits of international standards
Patricia Knightley - Renewables Training Network (RTN)