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2021

July
2021
 BZEE to exhibit at HUSUM Wind 2021, the first international wind energy trade fair to take place since the Covid-19 pandemic
BZEE is thrilled to exhibit at HUSUM Wind 2021, the wind industry’s first international trade fair to take place since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Join BZEE, and many of the leading OEMs, to find out about all the latest trends and developments in what promises to be this year’s biggest networking event for the wind industry. HUSUM Wind is the original wind energy trade fair and has taken place for more than 20 years in the small town of Husum located in Germany’s far North, dubbed the birthplace of the modern wind industry. The fair takes place from September 14 to 17, 2021, visit the HUSUM Wind website for more details and ticket information.
Husum Windmesse Claim
June
2021
 BZEE adds one of Scandinavia’s foremost wind industry training facilities to its global network
BZEE is proud to welcome Energy Innovation, based in Egersund, Norway as its latest member. The company, owned by Caera, operates the Egersund Energy Hub, which is a state-of-the-art innovation centre for R&D in the renewables sector and home to what is on track to become Scandinavia’s largest and best equipped training facility for the wind industry. It already boasts a 30m cutting-edge training tower along with waterfront access and focuses on all aspects of commercial and vocational training in the wind industry, with a particular emphasis on HSE for offshore wind. The company has ambitious plans to further expand the facility to meet the demands of the expanding wind industry in Norway as the country transitions from oil & gas and to utilize advanced digital learning resources such as VR/AR technology. Visit Energy Innovation’s website to find out more about this pioneering company!
Foto Turm Energy InnovationMonteur im Turm bei Energy Innovation
May
2021
 BZEE's Polish network partner commissions state-of-the art GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART) simulator 
BZEE network partner VULCAN Training & Consultancy, strategically located in Stettin in the German/Polish border region, recently commissioned a state-of-the-art simulator for GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART). The full-scale simulator offers highly realistic training conditions for all types of rescue scenarios on multiple OEM wind turbines. Unlike many rescue training simulators, it is equipped with real wind turbine components offering participants a particularly authentic training experience. In addition to GWO ART, the simulator can be used to offer customized rescue training to meet company-specific requirements. According to Artur Ambrożewicz, VULCAN CEO, the simulator is the culmination of an intensive trail and research phase into how to deliver best practice rescue training making it one of the most advanced simulators in Europe. Visit the VULCAN website to book your ART course today!
Vulcan ART SimulatorVulcan ART Simulator
April
2021
BZEE network partner RESS to reskill Romania's mining workforce
BZEE network partner Renewable Energy School of Skills (RESS), located in Constanța, Romania is leading a consortium that has secured EU-funding for a major project to reskill miners from Romania’s coal mining regions. The project focuses on filling the skills gap of miners enabling them to find employment in Romania’s flourishing renewables sector as the country’s fossil fuel industry undergoes an unprecedented period of transition. The long-term project goal is to establish a renewable energy training centre modelled on the RESS training facility in Romania’s Jiu Valley and reskill up to 500 miners per year over a 10-year period. Romania already has more than 3GW of installed wind capacity with more projects currently underway to meet the Romanian government’s 2030 renewable energy targets. Click here for in-depth information about the project and the consortium partners, which includes the Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA).
RESS LogoSource: Energy Industry Review
February
2021
BZEE expands into the Asia-Pacific region
BZEE is proud to announce it has signed an exclusive agreement with Federation University, located in the state of Victoria, Australia to deliver BZEE’s wind turbine technician training course on the Australian continent. The course will be run by Federation’s Technical and Further Education (TAFE) department at a purpose-built facility to be constructed at its Mt Helen campus in Ballarat. The BZEE course is part of a wider initiative by the University to support the development of a skilled workforce addressing the needs of Australia’s rapidly growing wind industry and further bolsters Federation TAFE’s reputation as a leader and early-adopter of globally recognized training. The first BZEE-certified wind turbine technicians are set to graduate as early as 2023. Click here to find out more information about Federation University’s major renewable-skills initiative, which includes Australia’s first apprenticeship in wind turbine blade repair as part of a $1.6 million funding agreement with industry partner Vestas.

2020

September
2020
BZEE welcomes Poland's VULCAN Training & Consultancy Sp. z.o.o. to the global network!
BZEE Managing Director Uwe Geiling signed an exclusive contract with VULCAN Training & Consultancy Sp. z.o.o. to add Poland's first BZEE-certified training centre for wind turbine technicians to the network. Vulcan is the Eastern European country's leading provider of GWO and OPITO training for the wind and maritime sectors and BZEE certification will further strengthen Vulcan's position as Poland's premier training provider according to Artur Ambrożewicz, VULCAN General Manger. In a first step, BZEE will support VULCAN in re-training workers formally employed in Poland's coal industry for the country's growing wind industry. In a second step, BZEE will assist VULCAN in implementing the full range of BZEE modules to enable the training provider to offer long-term training courses in accordance with the BZEE standard thus providing Poland's wind industry with well-qualified and safety-conscious employees.
LogoVULCAN
July
2020
BZEE Association Annual General Meeting postponed until 2021
The BZEE Association Board has decided to postpone the BZEE Association Annual General Meeting until 2021 due to the health risks and uncertainties related to the current Covid-19 pandemic . As soon as the situation has stabilized a new meeting date will be announced by the Board. Participation in trade fairs in 2020 has also been cancelled. This includes WindEnergy 2020 in Hamburg, Germany.

June
2020
BZEE to deliver GWO Auditor Qualification Training  (AQT)!
BZEE Network GmbH has been chosen to deliver Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Auditor Qualification Training (AQT) globally. 
GWO's AQT is a two day online course where participants receive instruction on how to correctly audit GWO training sites, with a focus on how learning objectives are achieved. GWO AQT will become a requirement for all authorised certification bodies from 1st April 2021 and ensures the quality of training delivered at GWO certified training providers is consistent and in compliance with the learning objectives detailed in the relevant standard. Courses will be held regularly in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, China and Australia as soon as travel restriction due to the pandemic are lifted. BZEE was chosen to deliver the training based on in-house competence in the field of training excellence in wind energy and experience in auditing GWO standards. Visit the GWO events page to register for GWO AQT.

GWO
January
2020
BZEE Association under new management!
The winner of the recent tender to manage the BZEE Association is now at the helm of the Association. Newly-founded BZEE Network GmbH, headed by Managing Director Mr Uwe Geiling, took over operations on January 1, 2020 and will work closely with the BZEE Association Board. Goals include the expansion of BZEE's global network of training providers along with the further development of strategic partnerships with global players in the wind industry. The Board wishes Mr Geiling and his team every success for the future!


2019

November
2019
BZEE Association awards new management contract!
After a lengthy tender process and many hours of careful deliberation, the BZEE Association Board is proud to announce it has awarded the contract to manage the BZEE Association to the newly-founded company BZEE Network GmbH, headed by Managing Director Mr Uwe Geiling. The Board is looking forward to closely cooperating with Mr Geiling, who has more than 10 years of industry experience, and his team from January 1, 2020 in what promises to be a year of exciting developments for BZEE and its global network of partners! 
July
2019
Invitation to tender - Management of the BZEE Association
The newly-elected BZEE Association Board has initiated a series of changes to better prepare BZEE for the future. These changes include an invitation to tender for the management of the BZEE Association  from January 1, 2020 onwards. The Board looks forward to receiving applications from individuals and companies active in the field of renewables by August 31, 2019. For detailed information and criteria about the tender process please contact the BZEE Association Board. The winner of the tender process will be announced by the end of November 2019.
May
2019
New Board elected at the BZEE Association Annual General Meeting
On May 17th this year's BZEE Association Annual General Meeting took place on the sailing ship "Rickmers Rickmers" moored in Hamburg's harbour, Germany. During the meeting a new BZEE Association Board was elected, wich reflects the international membership of the Association. New Chairman of the Board is Axel Wörner, Head of CC Renewables of Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH, Germany. Sebastian Enache, Business Development Manager & Member of the Board  at Monsson, Romania and Emmanuel Schuddink, CEO at Justy - ingénierie énergies, France were voted in as Board members. The Association will profit from the new Board's competence and international contacts in the wind energy sector and aims to increase its global presence to new wind markets.
the retiring board of BZEEthe new board of BZEE association