GEV Wind Power establishes new turbine training package at PTS’ bespoke Wind Turbine Training facility

16 April 2024

PTS and GEV Wind Power have joined forces to establish a new turbine training package for GEV’s wind turbine technicians, which will enhance technician competence and offer the best possible readiness for technicians within GEV.

The Wind Turbine Training facility is a unique asset consisting of a 33-meter-high turbine that can facilitate rope access blade repair/retrofit training on the blades. The state-of-the-art facility is designed specifically to simulate the real-life scenarios technicians face when working on a project, providing a unique training experience where technicians can apply all previous qualifications and knowledge in a safe and secure environment.

The training expands on the existing training opportunities at the HOTA Academy in Hull which have seen major success across the UK & European division. GEV’s technical instructors will be on hand throughout the training to provide guidance, ensuring technicians receive the best support within the industry from established technical experts.

Paul Parry, Business Manager, Energy & Industrial at PTS said: “It’s been fantastic to work with GEV on this project. To see an innovative company like GEV passionate about developing their workforce is great to see, taking a multi-regional approach from the facilities in Humberside to utilising our wind turbine training facility here in Blyth. Based at our Bates Clean Energy Terminal, the turbine is a unique asset not only for the North East, but for the UK as a whole, strengthening our current offer to the clean energy industry, and helping to train the workforce of the future.”