GE has announced that it will build a new wind power training center in Shenyang, China. The approximately 500-square-meter facility will be built on the same campus as GE's current manufacturing operation in Shenyang.
Located in the largest city of Liaoning Province, the new education center will offer a variety of training courses intended for GE field personnel, customer technicians, subcontractors and other external stakeholders, according to the company.
"As our business continues to grow globally, we're proud to be investing in the future of the Chinese wind industry," says Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE's renewable energy business. "We are fully committed to this important region, and the addition of more local, technical training will help our customers continue delivering high-quality, reliable power to China in the years ahead."
Courses offered at the wind education center in Shenyang will focus on topics like wind turbine maintenance, troubleshooting, and environmental health and safety (EHS). GE says EHS training at the new center will adhere to common standards set by the Global Wind Organization. The center also will offer some non-technical skills training courses, including sessions on leadership, strategy and career development.
Construction of the wind education center is scheduled to begin later this year, and the facility is expected to open in early 2016.
Rendering of the new wind education center in Shenyang courtesy of GE