Safety Trainer Providers

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Offshore Industry Safety Training Providers Yearly Outlook

Hello! Thanks for your question about Offshore Industry Safety Training Providers. The short version is that annually there are about 250,000 being trained in OPITO, 6,251,000 in NOGEPA, 19,200,000 in STCW and 1,980,000 in GWO. Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

OPITO

According to the OPITO website, there are more than 190 training providers across the world which provide about 93 different OPITO courses. One of the training centers, Baston technologies, provides classes one to three days a week while another training center, AIS training, provides classes once a month to three days a week depending on the course. According to Albert Skiba, OPITO Vice President Gulf of Mexico, currently OPITO centers train more than 250,000 people per year in 54 countries. According to the UK offshore oil and gas report, in 2007, 96,000 people were received OPITO training worldwide.

NOGEPA

According to the NOGEPA website, there are 19 training providers worldwide. According to Energy, Oil & Gas magazine, the NOGEPA training has seen strong growth in the past few years. According to Falck Nutec, a NOGEPA training provider, while only 145,000 people trained in 2007 and 166,000 people in 2008, in 2016 about 329,000 people trained in NOGEPA standards. Assuming that all the 19 training providers have the same number of people attending, then there were about 2,755,000 people trained in 2007 worldwide while there were about 6,251,000 people trained in 2016 worldwide. One of the training providers, FMTC, provides 25 NOGEPA courses throughout the year.

STCW

According to STCW Direct, there are about 70 training providers of STCW worldwide. The industry has seen a steady growth. Like the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) saw its enrollment surge to about 4,000 in 2006, an increase of about 60 percent. Assuming that the growth rate has continued, currently there are about 19,200,000 individuals (70 training providers * 4000 individuals * 60 percent growth rate for nine year) being trained worldwide.

GWO

According to the Global Wind Safety organization, there are about 216 training facilities worldwide who provide 12 different courses, 1-2 per week. According to Falck Safety Services, currently there are around 330,000 people being trained on GWO at their 36 training centers worldwide. It can be assumed that there are about 1,980,000 people [(216 training centers / 36 training centers) * 330,000 people] being trained annually worldwide. As the GWO standards were only implemented in 2012, there is no data available for the past 5 - 10 years.

Conclusion

To wrap it up, annually there are about 250,000 being trained in OPITO, 6,251,000 in NOGEPA, 19,200,000 in STCW and 1,980,000 in GWO. Thanks for using Wonder! Please let us know if we can help with anything else!
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Safety Training Content Trends

Hello! Thanks for asking Wonder for content changes or trends for the content in OPITO, NOGEPA, STCW, and GWO training. The short answer is that the change in those safety training standards is well documented by the organizations. However, these changes tend to be minor for most of them. The most apparent one is the introduction of new standards for dealing with helicopter emergencies. Amongst the main trends that we can observe is the digitization of training with online courses being demanded by the industry. Below, please find the results of my research.

METHODOLOGY

First of all I have started by looking at the official websites of all 4 training standard organizations: OPITO (oil and gas), NOGEPA (Dutch Oil and Gas), GWO (Global wind organization), and STCW (The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers). In their sites, I found training standard handbooks detailing the latest standards and showing amendments or changes to the standards that were made through time. After reading and analyzing the main changes in those official documents, I then looked for articles featuring those organizations and safety training trends.

OPITO

OPITO, or "Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization", is a National Training Organization founded in 1991 by the British Government to provide training practices and standards for the Oil and Gas Industry, during the boom in the North Sea. A decade later, the organization became globalized and started exporting its training and know-how to other regions of the world and establishing training standards to improve protection and competency of workers in the industry.

OPITO safety training standards have been revised and amended many times, and these changes are all documented in the organization's website, and classified by categories. There are 2 types of categories that are relevant in this case:

1. Standards for Basic Emergency Response
2. Standards for Specialist Emergency Response Roles

The main standards changes and revisions in those 2 categories are the following:

-Introduction of new training standards on how to deal with noxious gases, in this case H2S (Revision 1, January 2013)
-Introduction of new training standards on how to deal with emergency situations in a helicopter or on an offshore installation (Amendment 2, February 2016)
-Introduction of a new training standards to learn about emergency escape through an escape chute offshore (Amendment 1, February 2017).
-New training standards on how to travel safely by boat (Amendment 3, May 2003)
-New training standards for radio operators during emergencies (Revision 2, August 2013)

In the case of OPITO, most training standards changes are related to transport by helicopter and emergencies rescue and operations. The standards are becoming tighter and covering more aspects such as noxious gas like H2S.

NOGEPA

The "Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production" is an organization founded in 1974 with a mission to represent the interests of companies within the oil and gas industry in the Netherlands, on land and offshore. Some of its 12 members are Centrica, ENGIE, Petrogas, TAQA, DANA Petroleum, Wintershall, and Tulip Oil. A lot of these companies are not dutch. The organization is led by an executive committee and 5 committees. The Health and Safety Committee of the company is the one that deals with Safety Training.

NOGEPA's latest training standards have been updated in a document released in October 2014 (version 9). This document replaced version 8 released in October 2012. The 2014 NOGEPA safety training standards cover the following: firefighting, gas leakage training, use of breathing equipment, helicopter landing, crane operation, gas measurement, handling of explosives, radio operations, first aid, overboard boat manning, drilling well control, rescue teams, offshore medical assistance and many other aspects of safety offshore.

The main alterations compared to the previous version are as follows (page 7) :
-Reduction of the maximum amount of time a visitor can spend on an offshore installation without training or certification (page 13)
-Introduction of new training standard for visitors to offshore installations called "Limited Safety and Emergency Response Training" (page 17)
-New training standards on helicopter emergencies called "Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)" (page 25)
-Recognition of various external training standards (pages 70, 71, 72)

In the case of NOGEPA, there have been very few alterations compared to the previous editions (versions 8,7 and 6), the ones listed above are minor, except for the one that requires visitors to conduct training in case they spend more than 72 hours (page 13) on an offshore mining installation, twice a year maximum. The new course on helicopter emergency "Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)" is similar to the one by OPITO.

GWO

GWO, the "Global Wind Organization", regroups wind turbine companies with the aim to improve workers' safety in the industry. A safety standard for Basic Safety Training has been developed by the non-profit organization, under pressure from its members.

The latest version for the Basic Safety Training handbook published by GWO is version 10 released in May 2017, covering onshore and offshore wind turbines. All the changes and amendments since version 1 in 2012 up to version 10 in 2017 are listed from page 6 to page 15 of the document. These do not seem to have changed a lot. The actual document includes First Aid training (page 27), Fire training (page 64), Working in Heights training (page 78), and Falling at Sea Survival training (page 106).

There have been minor changes in training standards in the latest edition of the Basic Safety Training handbook: A small change in the First Aid section which now requires at least one training scenario that must be based on electrical incident. Furthermore, the condition of diabetes has been withdrawn from this section. Additionally, the other minor change is a reduction in training time, which is now 31.5 hours.

STCW

Finally, the 4th organization researched is the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) convention which is the first that established training standards for sea transport personnel internationally from 1978 with major revisions in 1995 and 2010. The latest revision enforced from 2012 is geared towards training in new technologies such as "electronic charts and information systems (ECDIS)", and new ways of training including online learning.

The trend of digital training methods and of the introduction to new technologies is important here. Apart from that there have been few changes.

TRENDS

Looking at all 4 organizations, it is possible to observe an important new trend: the digitization of training. This is particularly true for OPITO. This change has been demanded by the Oil and Gas industry as a whole in order to improve efficiency in a low price environment and implement changes to workforce training. As a result, OPITO is working with a technology partner Atlas Knowledge Group to develop digital standards and create the first online safety courses of their kind that should be launched in Q3 2017 "Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency training (BOSIET) and Tropical BOSIET".

CONCLUSION

To sum up, the four organizations researched have the mission of creating safety training standards in their respective industries, be it Oil and Gas, Wind Turbines or Vessels. Some of them are active in updating them such as OPITO (yearly), others are less frequent (STCW). Mainly the changes made in recent years are very few and minor. In the whole, only OPITO registers any meaningful changes with new training standards for helicopter emergencies, and with a major new trend which is the digitization of training.

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Offshore Industry Safety Training Main Providers

Hello! Thanks for your question about the main global safety training providers for OPITO, NOGEPA, GWO, and STCW.

The short version is that we found global safety training providers for OPITO and GWO. NOGEPA only offers safety training in the Netherlands, and STCW only offers it in the U.S.

Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

METHODOLOGY

We researched industry reports, corporate websites, and government reports & databases. We defined "global training provider" as those providers offering training on two or more continents. We did not find global training providers for NOGEPA and STCW.

OPITO overview

OPITO, the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization, is a professional industry organization that offers and certifies basic safety training. OPITO offers e-learning online, but "Safety" is not an e-learning category for OPITO. Their "Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training," is offered at 112 providers around the globe.

We found that Falck and SMTC Global offered global training.

opito global safety training: falck

Falck offers "Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training" in Europe, Canada, Africa, and the U.S. Training locations include:

Esplanadestraat 1 Bus 8
8400 Oostende
Belgium
T: +32 (0) 59 29 59 10

20 Orion Court
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4W6 Canada

Am Handelshafen 8
Bremerhaven
D 27570
T: +49 471 4834360
F: +49 471 4834360

Falck Prime Atlantic Training Centre
Off Old Lagos/Ibadan Expressway
Sapade, Ipara-Remo
Ogun State, Nigeria
T: +234 1 460130
F: +234 1 460130

15621 Blue Ash Drive, Ste 150
Houston, TX 77090
T: +1 866 404 9564
F: +1 281 874 8748

opito global safety training: SMTC Global

SMTC Global offers OPITO's "Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training" in Africa and Asia:

SMTC Ghana (in association with Regional Maritime University)
Rehoboth House
PO Box 11233
Tema
Ghana
T: +233 302 714726 /+233 262 010492
F: +233 302 714726

Poly Marina
Singapore Maritime Academy
Singapore Polytechnic
50 West Coast
Ferry Road
126980 Singapore
T: +65 68730304 / 9665
F: +65 68733160

NOGEPA overview

NOGEPA, the Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association, represents the interests of businesses with licenses to explore for, or produce oil and gas, in the Netherlands. It is not a global organization.

NOGEPA safety training

NOGEPA's safety training is "Offshore Safety Introduction & Emergency Response Training." There are no safety training providers outside of the Netherlands.

GWO overview

GWO, the Global Wind Organisation, is an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry.

GWO offers the following classes: First Aid, Fire Awareness, Manual Handling, Sea Survival, Working at Height, Hydraulics, Mechanical, and Electrical. There is not a comprehensive "basic safety training" offering, so we researched all GWO training offerings.

We reviewed GWO's training provider list. While Falck had multiple European locations, the only global provider was Siemens.

GWO global safety training: siemens

Siemens offers training in Europe and the U.S.:

Siemens
Shields Road
NE6 2YL
Newcastle upon Tyne

Siemens
7415 Emerald Dunes Drive
Orlando, FL
32822

STCW overview

STCW, the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code, is an International Convention providing for improved standards for Seafarers.

SWTC's safety training is called, "Basic Training" (formerly Basic Safety Training). It is not offered outside of the U.S.

STCW safety training

STCW has two training providers offering "Basic Training" in the U.S.: Northeast Maritime Institute and Sea School.

Conclusion

To wrap it up, we defined "global training provider" as those providers offering training on two or more continents. We found global safety training providers for OPITO and GWO. NOGEPA only offers safety training in the Netherlands, and STCW only in the U.S.

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Offshore Industry Formal Training Programs

Hello! Thank you for your question about training programs in offshore industries. Different companies require various skill levels and degrees for positions. There are common trends throughout the industries which involve written and practical assessment.

OFFSHORE OIL

Training for offshore oil drilling is a multi-faceted process to create the best employee for their position. Maersk Drilling is at the forefront of offshore oil production and drilling. In many cases, they require an engineering degree to participate in their Acceleration Programmes. Maersk offers multiple training opportunities through classroom and simulated experience.

Various internet sources also offer training for offshore drilling. Findcourses.com offers options that cater to different applicant skill levels. Their courses offer practical case studies and exposure. USEPEC offers multiple online training courses that result in certification awards. For $89, customers can train at their own pace with access to all classes. They have a strong focus in safety standards and protection training.

OFFSHORE WIND

Maersk offers multiple training programs for workers in the offshore wind industry. Options vary from sea survival to heights training. Those looking to participate in the training need to be previously certified in the training category they wish to participate. Maersk uses practical and theoretical processes to properly train their applicants.

DVN GL also offers training courses for applicants who are not previously certified in wind energy. Their offerings include: current industry status, site conditions, and installation logistics.

MARITIME/ SHIPPING

The maritime industry contains various roles from ship building to marine salvage. The Maritime Training Academy offers courses for the various aspects of maritime careers. Maritime's courses are accessible remotely and are broken up into multiple modules. The academy's course list is accessible online and have detailed brochures on individual classes.

DVN GL also offers an extensive list of courses in the maritime/shipping industry. "Developing People, Operating Ships, and Building Ships" are the core of every class. Their classes are offered by various experts worldwide.

TRENDS

Training courses in the offshore industries have basic trends despite their various aspects. Most courses are currently offered online and through simulations. Many of the training outlets also include a safety module into many of their training opportunities.

CONCLUSION

To wrap it up, offshore industries provide a wide variety of jobs for prospective employees. Much of the training can be accessed remotely through virtual classes and simulations.

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Offshore Oil Industry

Hello! Thank you for your question about the offshore oil industry. The short version is the offshore drilling industry experienced a downturn between 2014 and 2016 but is now on the rise. This includes both the oil, gas, and wind energy sub industries. Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

OFFSHORE INDUSTRY — LAST 5 YEARS
The collapse in oil prices, which began June 2014, forced companies to cut costs by roughly 40% between 2014 and 2016. As a result, projects were stalled and hundreds of thousands of workers were let go. The U.S. oil workforce fell by 24% in that two year span, while those in the UK fell by 27% in the same time frame. This downturn was the worst the industry had seen since the 1990s.

IHS provides weekly rig counts for offshore drilling in areas like the US Gulf of Mexico, South America, and Northwest Europe. Worldwide total supply has slowly and steadily decreased over the last year, going from 834 to 812. These numbers are from the most recent report compiled on September 29, 2017.

OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) decided to cut oil production in 2017 by 840,000 barrels a day to decrease supply and increase price.

OFFSHORE INDUSTRY — NEXT 5 YEARS
In May 2017, OPEC decided to extend their oil production cut through March 2018. Some forecasts predict oil prices will increase in the next five to 10 years as the industry tries to meet increasing demand. It may prove difficult, as companies are still struggling to replace the talent and knowledge lost with their layoffs.

The worldwide offshore drilling market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% over the next 10 years and is expected to top $150 billion by 2025. The offshore wind energy industry is also expected to see growth in the next five years, growing at a CAGR of 16.2%. At that rate, the industry could reach $57 billion by 2022. As people become more aware of their energy consumption and look to alternative fuel vehicles and cleaner energy, oil demands will change. Companies like BP predict demand for oil will peak in 2035.

CONCLUSION
To wrap it up, the global offshore drilling industry experienced a downturn between 2014 and 2016, but it is now on the mend. This includes the oil, gas, and wind energy sub industries. Thank you for using Wonder! Please let us know if we can help with anything else!
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Maritime Shipping Industry

OVERVIEW
Hi there! Thank you for your question about the Maritime shipping industry. The short answer is that reports by the OECD show that from 2012-2017, the shipping market cycle is well below the 25 year average and there has been a steady decline in sea trade industry growth between 2012-2017. World Maritime News predicts that the industry will need almost 150,000 more seafarers by 2025; the current shortfall stands at 2.1%, amounting to some 16,500 officers. The global cargo shipping market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% in value terms, during 2017-2022.

Below is a deep dive of my findings.

FINDINGS
We researched trusted media sites to find information that would assist us in composing the best response to your request. Our findings are recorded below.

THE INDUSTRY IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
During the first half of 2015, the sector saw an increase in freight rates as the low price of crude oil encouraged emerging economies to burn oil instead of coal. Reports reveal that Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) on the Middle East Gulf–Far East route "were charging $60,000 per day in April 2015, up from $10,000 in April 2014 and break even rates in April 2013." In China, however, "coking coal imports declined by 12.0% in September 2015, compared with September 2014, contributing to a year-on-year drop of 17.9% in January-September." It is reported that growth is expected in Chinese shipping in the container trade. Additionally, in 2016, volume on the routes to the Western United States is expected to climb 8% and 6% on the European routes.

Reports by the OECD show that from 2012-2017, the shipping market cycle is well below the 25 year average and there has been a steady decline in sea trade industry growth between 2012-2017.

According to BIMCO, the crude oil tanker segment is expected to see a "net fleet growth of 3% in 2017 (6.0% in 2016E)." The supply side growth rate of the oil product tanker fleet is "estimated to be around 2.5% (6.1% in 2016E)." While demolition of tanker capacity is projected to reach a 5 year high, BIMCO expects the container shipping segment to see a "net fleet growth of 3.1% in 2017 (1.1% in 2016E)."

Our research revealed that average rates for cargo moving under contracts on the Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific routes increased by 3% during the last quarter of 2016. Rates dropped 19% in the third quarter and 18% in the April-to-June period. Increased carrier instability, the uncertainty of future alliance services, and the impact of big ships on port performance are just some of the challenges that exporters and importers will confront.

THE INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
Hellenic Shipping News reports that "the lower prices of raw materials for the next 5 to 10 years will depress freight rates, particularly of bulk cargo ships." However, it is expected that tanker rates will remain at a good level at least in the short term. According to news reports, the global maritime economy has experienced "serious implications" due to the slowdown in China because of the decline in demand for raw materials from its supplier countries. However, imports from China will "remain stable" with a slight chance of increase. Furthermore, the "low and unstable global economy" has had the effect of reducing exports from China.

Reports say the maritime trade will positively affect the industry because of the removal of sanctions on Iran from "increased access to databanks to technological advances." According to Hellenic News, the demand for imported products and manufactured goods will be impacted by the "shift in demographic trends such as the rise of the middle class in the emerging economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America."

In other reports, Lilly and Associates highlights the top five shipping trends in 2017. They are documented below:

1. Increased Consolidation - There will be a drastic change in the structure of the industry with only 14 major global carriers expected to be around in 2018. Reports say 7 major players will control 65% of the entire world capacity.

2. US China Trade Relations - The new U.S. presidential administration and Brexit are likely to affect US-China trade relations. The new U.S. administration prefers a protectionist stance that could lead to trade wars.

3. Labor and Unions - two large shipping labor unions in the US (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) want to renegotiate contracts in 2017, taking into account the looming threat of corporate bankruptcy.

4. Uncertain Procing - there is a mismatch between capacity and traffic. For example, between 2008 and 2016; capacity growth outstripped traffic by 5%. This is one of the reasons why Hanjin met a sticky end. The fleet growth of 1.1% in 2016 was lower than demand growth; setting the stage for imbalances in 2017.

5. Increased number of alliances - The way in which the industry is run will change by the use of vessel-sharing agreements. Some of the great alliances anticipated include the Transport High Efficiency, Ocean and the 2M Alliance + HMM group.

Reports in The Star says the outlook for global shipping industry is stable, according to Moody's. It is expected that "supply growth will exceed demand growth by less than 2% and freight rates in these two segments will also gradually increase." It is said that because of the expansion of the Panama Canal and stringent environmental bureaucracy, the ongoing dismantling of the Panamax-class vessels is encouraged, which continues to partially offset global capacity expansion.

Reports further say if there are visible signs that "shipping supply growth will exceed demand growth by more than 2% or that aggregate Ebitda will decline by more than 5% year over year, Moody's will consider changing the outlook back to negative." However, a positive outlook will be considered if the oversupply of vessels "declines materially" and aggregate year-over-year Ebitda growth "appears likely to exceed 10%."

In related reports, Tech Sci Research states that the global cargo shipping market is "projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% in value terms, during 2017-2022." Moreover, global trade of manufactured goods increased demand & supply for sea transportation, growing infrastructure development in various countries.

Finally, World Maritime News predicts that the industry will need almost 150,000 more seafarers by 2025. Manpower Report forecasts that an additional 147,500 officers will be required by 2025 to service the world merchant fleet. The current shortfall stands at 2.1%, amounting to some 16,500 officers according to Maritime News. However, reports say there is a current surplus of 15.8%, about 119,000 ratings, with demand only having increased by about 1% since 2010.

CONCLUSION
To wrap it up, review of the data revealed that reports by the OECD show that from 2012-2017, the shipping market cycle is well below the 25 year average and there has been a steady decline in sea trade industry growth between 2012-2017. World Maritime News predicts that the industry will need almost 150,000 more seafarers by 2025; the current shortfall stands at 2.1%, amounting to some 16,500 officers. The global cargo shipping market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% in value terms, during 2017-2022.

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Offshore Wind Industry

Hello! Thanks for your question about the offshore wind industry. The short version is that the industry has been and is growing rapidly, in fact, a new report has forecast a near doubling of the world’s installed wind power capacity in the next five years. Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

METHODOLOGY

My colleague and I searched through industry reports that cover the global offshore wind industry including those with projections about the future and how the market has been in the past. We based our research on the specifications provided and focused our research on the past 5 years and 5-year future projections. The numerous reports we examined are based on different segmentation and offer diverse insights regarding the future of the offshore wind industry. We expanded our scope to include global and regional reports and examined each to ascertain that it provided both historical information and future projections.

FUTURE PROJECTIONS OF THE OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY

According to a report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) mentioned in an article by Offshorewind.biz, the cumulative installed wind power capacity will top 800GW by the end of 2021 with offshore wind establishing a stronger presence outside Europe in the next several years. Price reduction for offshore wind have benefited the European market; however, the low prices have caught the attention of global policymakers, especially in Asia and North America. In 2016, over 54GW of wind power capacity were installed across the global market, and the cumulative capacity jumped by 12.6% to hit a total of 486.8GW. GWEC’s five-year forecast expect an addition of approximately 60GW of new wind installations in 2017, growing to a yearly market of around 75GW by 2021. These developments are also driven by climate change and development goals which aim for zero emissions power systems before 2050. As of 2016 more than 92% (10,936MW) of all offshore wind installations are still in European waters

According to an article on reneweconomy, the growth is expected to be led by Asia, to be more specific China, but India could also play a key role following its government renewable energy’s ambitious targets. In Latin America and Caribbean region, Uruguay and Chile have been named as the key markets to watch for that region while Kenya, South Africa, and Morocco are expected to be the key African markets for 2017. The report noted that wind power is currently operating in over 90 countries globally, of which nine have over 10,000 MW installed, and 29 are past the 1,000 MW mark. The report assured that there is confidence in the wind power market influenced by improved technology, dropping prices and the continued call for clean, renewable power.

OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

During 2015, 3,018.5 MW of new offshore wind power capacity was connected to the grid in Europe denoting a 108.3% increase over 2014. Regarding those connected to the European waters, 86.1% were in the North Sea, 9.2 percent in the Baltic Sea, and 4.7 percent in the Irish Sea. The average wind farm size has more than doubled in the last five years from 155.3MW in 2010 to 337.9MW in 2015. By the end of 2015, there were 2,739 wind turbines across 73 offshore wind farms in 15 countries. Growth in this market has increased rapidly since 2012.
In 2013, developers added 1,080 megawatts of generating capacity in the first half of the year, growing the world total by 20%. According to a report by earth-policy.org, fifteen countries host some 6,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity. Although still small when compared to the 300,000 megawatts of land-based wind power, offshore capacity is expanding fast at an estimated 40 percent a year.

CONCLUSION

To wrap it up, the offshore wind industry is a rapidly growing market with a strong installed base in Europe and abundant opportunity in many other countries. Price reductions and policy changes in this area are helping to expand the market. Thanks for using Wonder! Please let us know if we can help with anything else!
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Offshore Industry Safety Trainers

Hello! Thanks for your question about offshore industry safety trainers. The short version is that in the STCW and the GWO, I was able to successfully get a list of the certified trainers. In OPITO and NOGEPA I was unable to secure an actual list of certified trainers, but I was able to get a list of training providers. Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

METHODOLOGY

I scoured the Internet for reports, articles, studies, charts/graphs, or tables that contain any information on offshore industry safety trainers. I looked at the national organization websites for those individual categories as a start and then looked to find lists of certified trainers.

OPITO

In looking at the OPITO website, they state that they have a global network of 190 training facilities worldwide that can teach the certification classes required. I also browsed their Facebook to see if they listed any additional information on certified instructors or training providers, but I did not find any additional information.

NOGEPA

After exhaustively searching for a list of trainers, I had to settle on a list of training providers. There are 19 training providers in the list. These are all the institutes that are recognized by NOGEPA. It does not list how many trainers at each individual facility. I even went to the individual training provider websites to see if they listed the certified trainers and they did not.

STCW

The STCW website has a PDF link to the list 2016 certified trainers and their certificate number and which courses they are certified to teach. This list contains approximately 2500 names, however, it does include assessors and supervisors names.

GWO

The Global Wind Safety Organization website provides a list of certified training providers that they endorse. The list includes 214 facilities that teach GWO safety. There are 194 individual names on the list which may be the trainer within that facility. Some names match multiple facilities. The list includes the name of the facility, where they are located, contact person, contact phone number, their website and a list of classes offered at their facility.

CONCLUSION

To wrap it up, you have asked for a list of offshore industry certified trainers in each of the categories of OPITO, NOGEPA, STCW, and GWO. I have included links to the lists of trainers/training providers for each of those categories. I hope this will help with your upcoming team meeting.

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