The German wind industry still enjoys continuous growth, as the German consultancy Övermöhle Consult & Marketing (ÖCM), Hamburg, has just published in their last analysis: After having established another record in 2014, the onshore park in Germany shall be expanded to additional 4.250 MW, the offshore sector shall grow by 2.300 MW in 2015/16.
A quite challenging situation for the O&M industry searching for more and more technicians.
This is the right moment that the Cologne chamber of crafts opens their new center of training for renewable energy technologies. Besides a broad range of equipment for modern technologies, they dispose of a 25 m high tower, a 7 m high windmill nacelle as well as of a mobile nacelle. In various instruction modules of the chamber, O&W service technicians can train their work under realistic conditions. There is a choice of several technical trainings completed by courses of security & rescue instruction. They lead to a certificate, recognized by the GWO (Global Wind Organization).
Next training sessions (in German language, with Technical English lessons) will start in August.
More information in German: Cologne Chamber of Crafts