Fast growing Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co. has joined Global Wind Organisation, becoming part of a global network of stakeholders with a primary purpose of driving standards for safety. CRRC is a prominent wind turbine manufacturer, with 3.84 GW of new installations in 2020 and 8.2 GW installed to date.
Mr Liu Hui, Deputy general manager of CRRC, confirmed that they will commit to use GWO standards for its workforce training, and that it will soon be certifying its own GWO training centre. The company has 1100 employees, of which 60% are technicians and engineers who are likely to be eligible for GWO Basic Safety Training.
Mr Liu Hui commented: "For CRRC Wind Power, safety has always been crucial to production, installation, operations and maintenance of turbines. CRRC will unambiguously work to provide a safe and harm-free working environment for our workforce and to promote an aligned standard of safety in the wind power industry. As a GWO member company, CRRC Wind Power is looking forward to work together across markets and expand adherence to GWO global safety standards.”
For GWO, having a fifth Chinese member this will accelerate the industry’s global effort to work towards an injury free working environment and it is a step towards establishing GWO as the aligned wind industry training standard for Chinese technicians.
Jakob Lau Holst, GWO CEO commented: “To meet our ambitions, we will need to grow this community, doubling each year in 2021 and again in 2022. Globally, we know at least 500 000 technicians need GWO safety training, and in China alone this amounts to almost 220 000 people to meet the country’s forecast installation targets of 194GW by 2025 on and offshore. We see support from a growing number of leading Chinese wind companies, joining our mission to strive towards an injury free workforce in the global wind industry. And we continue to grow the numbers of training centres globally and in China.”