Europe – as well as other parts of the world experience challenges building capacity and necessary programs for training and education for both on- and offshore wind. With the ongoing build out, and the huge growth coming up for the next years, it is crucial to develop this capacity and further develop the existing training and educational programs, as well as developing new ones, securing needed up-skilling and re-skilling for the industry both technical as well as for Health and Safety.
To be able to achieve this we need to collaborate cross industries, as well as cross nations through regional and international collaboration.
Visit us at Egersund Energy Hub to learn more about training and education available, and the workforce development needed especially towards vocational trained skilled workers. Learn about the EU Erasmus+ Centre of Vocational Excellence project T-shore.
You will meet students, instructors, teachers, governmental representatives as well as representatives from Energy Innovation, Global Wind Organisation (GWO), The Norwegian Competence Centre for Offshore Wind, Rogaland Polytechnical College, NORCE and the University of Stavanger.
For more information, please contact Frank Emil Moen
Detailed program below. Train ticket and lunch is included in the price of NOK 800 + VAT.
08.30 Meet at BYTERMINALEN, Stavanger (or go directly to Egersund, Langholmveien 6 by your own).
08.47 Departure with train from Stavanger Train Station (Train towards Oslo).
09.42 Arrival at Egersund train station – bus to Egersund Energy Hub (5 minutes).
10:00 Registration / Coffee.
10:15 Tour and demonstrations at the Energy Innovation Training & Education Centre
Divided in five groups with stations (10 minutes per station):
- GWO HSE training facilities with 30 m high tower – Demonstration of Evacuator – safe rescue from turbine also in fire – Energy Innovation / Evacuator
- GWO Blade repair – Energy Innovation
- Wind Tech Education Workshop – Dalane Vocational College
- SOFT Rope Access Training Set Up – IKM Solidtech
- Demonstration of use of VR in training and exercises – Energy Innovation / NagellD
11:30 LUNCH AND MINGLING – AND OFFCIAL OPENING OF THE ROPE ACCESS TRAINING CENTRE with Tore Rønstad, SOFT.
12:00 PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DEBATE
Energy Innovation – How to develop a comprehensive GWO training and Wind Tech Education centre for on- and offshore wind in Norway through international collaboration, by Frank Emil Moen, CEO / Managing Partner.
National Competence Centre for Offshore Wind Norway, by Rune Klausen, CEO.
Rogaland Polytechnical College – programs offered for Offshore Wind, by Robert Drønen, Department Head.
Workforce development offshore wind – Lessons from offshore petroleum, by Atle Blomgren, Senior Researcher NORCE and Project Manager ImpactWind.
Flexible Higher-education for Offshore wind @ UiS – Towards a Collaborative study program for re-skilling and up-skilling, by Professor Jayantha P. Liyanage, UiS.
Panel debate – with introduction from Training Project Manager Thomas Redmond from Global Wind Organisation (GWO). How to secure the necessary workforce development as well as securing the health and safety for offshore wind through international collaboration.
If not taking the train back at once, feel free to stay for some more mingling after the program is over.
13:55 Bus to train station.
14:06 or 14:18 Trains leaving from Egersund Station for Stavanger
15:05 pr 15:30 Arrival Stavanger station.