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Energy Institute to collaborate with G9 on offshore wind health and safety programme

04 February 2013

The Energy Institute (EI) and the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association have announced their plans to collaborate on developing a programme of good practice and guidance on health and safety issues in the offshore wind industry.

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At the Renewables UK Health and Safety Conference in Sheffield, Iwan Tukalo, General Manager, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind, outlined the vision of the G9 to create an offshore wind industry that delivers world class health and safety performance across all of its activities.  

Mr Tukalo said: “The G9 members aim to use our position as major operators to provide health and safety leadership and direction across the offshore renewable sector. We will establish a network of company leaders, safety and health professionals and other major stakeholders as a focal point to promote a strong, sustainable and continually improving health and safety culture. The G9 is delighted to be working with the EI to deliver these objectives. The initial focus of activity will be on four themes – marine operations, lifting operations, competency and training, and work at height.”

Martin Maeso CEnv MEI, Knowledge Director, Energy Institute, said: “This new partnership brings together all of the relevant stakeholders to ensure a common approach and understanding of health and safety standards and good practice. Our role as an honest broker means we can engage with our broad membership and other interested parties to provide the most comprehensive guidance to support this growing industry.”

The G9 Steering Group was formed in 2012 to provide leadership on health and safety issues in the offshore wind industry. The G9 founding members are Centrica, DONG Energy, E.ON, RWE Innogy, Scottish Power Renewables, SSE, Statkraft, Statoil and Vattenfall.

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the global energy sector, responsible for the development and dissemination of knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. 

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