Castrol, a BP subsidiary that provides lubricants for the wind energy industry, has announced the launch of the Castrol Wind Academy.
The academy is a multi-channel training program designed to up-skill wind energy operations and maintenance (O&M) technician teams with new insights, technologies, processes and examples of how best practices in O&M can improve operational efficiency, equipment life and profitability.
“Operations technicians and site managers are at the heart of the wind energy industry,” says S. Ramchander, chief marketing officer and global vice president of marketing at Castrol & BP Lubricants. “It is important that they are up-skilled and trained to implement best practice operations on-site as conditions in the market are intensified over the coming years.
“The Castrol Wind Academy has been launched in response to the core challenges being faced in the industry and to directly address wind energy’s skills shortage,” continues Ramchander. “The academy aims to empower operations teams to effectively support the growth of the industry through education, certification and best practice.”
Aimed at technicians with five years of experience or less, the academy is made up of online programs, seminars, webinars and face-to-face training sessions.
The Castrol Wind Academy is now taking applicants. More information can be found here.