CGN Wind Power joins Global Wind Organisation

CGN Wind Power joins Global Wind Organisation
Globally leading windpower owner operator commits to GWO Standards.

CGN Wind Power has today joined Global Wind Organisation, accelerating the industry’s global effort to strive towards an injury free working environment.

With over thousands of employees in China, 14.32GW of wind energy installed and a growing footprint in key markets across China, CGN Wind Power will commit to using GWO standards for its workforce where appropriate and will contribute directly to their development going forward.

GWO members like CGN Wind Power collaborate to develop and set minimum standards for safety and technical training. The training is delivered by large employers like CGNWP and a growing network of more than 350 independent certified training providers in 40+countries around the world. Almost 90,000 people had a valid GWO training record by 31 December 2019.

In addition to becoming members of Global Wind Organisation, CGNWP has invested in its own GWO Certified Training Centre in Tianjin, which will provide safety and technical training for the company’s growing workforce and other third parties from the wind energy supply chain.

Shuting Kang, EVP of CGN New Energy Institute (training dept. of CGNNE), said: “Safety is our priority and we take great pride in giving our employees the correct training to keep them safe at work. Now, by joining Global Wind Organisation, CGNWP can make a meaningful contribution for our whole industry’s safety culture, helping to embed safe work practices and standards in China and across the world.”

Paul Robbins, Chairman of Global Wind Organisation and Chief H&S Specialist at Vestas, said: 

“I would like to welcome our new colleagues to the GWO family. As a top 10 owner/operator, CGNWP’s contribution to wind development cannot be underestimated. With their commitment to use GWO standards wherever appropriate, we take a major step forward towards achieving our mission towards creating an injury free working environment in wind.”

About CGN Wind Power Limited

CGN Wind Power Limited is a subsidiary wholly owned by CGN (China General Nuclear Power Group) which focused on the development of clean energies such as nuclear power, nuclear fuel, wind power, and solar power. CGN is the largest nuclear power operator in China and the 3rd one worldwide, has more than 41,000 employees globally.

New energy is 1 of the 4 business units of CGN. CGN New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd., the important platform for CGN to manage new energy in China, operates CGN Wind Power Limited which is specializing in investment and development, engineering and construction, and production and operation of wind power projects in China. It is committed to environmental protection, energy conservation and emission reduction, with a national top-five comprehensive performance.

Its projects and wind power assets cover China’s 25 provinces. It has over thousands of employees, specialists in wind resource R&D, investment analysis, wind farm construction, operation, maintenance and management in China.

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About GWO

GWO is a non-profit group of wind turbine owners and wind turbine manufacturers, committed to the creation and adoption of standardized safety training and emergency procedures.

Independent training providers deliver GWO-certified training to technicians and students worldwide. There are currently nine GWO training standards, containing a total of 24 modules. For more information on GWO standards, visit this page.

Training records are created when a GWO standard course is passed and completed by a person. These records are uploaded and stored in the GWO WINDA database.

GWO member companies

Acciona Energia, Avangrid, CGN Wind Power, ENERCON, Envision, Equinor, GE Renewable Energy, Goldwind, Innogy, Iberdrola, MHI Vestas, The Nordex Group, Ørsted, RWE Renewables, Shanghai Electric, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, SSE, Vattenfall and Vestas – Pressat.

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