bp and Northland Power to join offshore wind safety group
G+, the global health and safety organisation for the offshore wind sector, has today announced bp and Northland Power as new members of the organisation.
Now in its tenth year and based at the Energy Institute, G+ brings together the key players across the international offshore wind industry to drive the highest safety standards through incident data reporting, good practice guidance, learning from incidents, and safe by design workshops.
As members of G+, Northland Power Inc. and bp will have Board representation and will participate in G+’s European, APAC and North American Focal Groups.
Commenting on the new members, G+ Chair and Northland Power’s Global Head and Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment Jakob Nielsen said:
“As the leading health and safety body for the global offshore wind sector, I’m pleased G+ is bolstering its significant membership to include Northland Power and bp.
“Working across industry, G+’s focus on safety is unwavering. With these leading operators joining our well-established work programme, our mission to uphold the highest industry health and safety standards will only be strengthened.”
Giles Mackey, bp’s Head of Health, Safety & Sustainability, commented:
“G+ is a vital resource for the offshore wind industry, providing tools and knowledge platforms that help drive world class health and safety performance.
“With the industry poised to enter a new phase of growth, G+’s role has never been more important and I look forward to contributing our expertise to its work programme.”
G+ comprises 12 leading operators – bp, Corio Generation, EDF Renewables, Equinor, Iberdrola, Northland Power Inc., Ocean Winds, Ørsted, RWE, Siemens Gamesa, SSE, Vattenfall – as well as many associate members.
With expanding operations in the Asia Pacific and North American regions, G+ continues to utilise the lessons learned from high potential incidents that occurred during the early stages of offshore wind in Europe to develop good practice guidelines, in multiple languages, to support safe offshore wind operations in these regions.
As part of the drive to ensure lessons learned from these incidents are made freely available, G+ is continuing to make safety incident lessons available through Toolbox, the Energy Institute’s free-to-use incident lessons platform.
G+ last month held its annual Stakeholder Forum in Madrid, attended by over 120 participants from members companies and industry stakeholders. Our highlights video from the Forum can be viewed here.
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- G+ is the global health and safety organisation for the offshore wind industry.
The Energy Institute provides the secretariat and supports the ongoing work of the G+.
We bring together business leaders, health and safety experts and organisations operating in the offshore wind industry to drive good practice and promote world-class safety performance across the sector.
Through an evidence based approach, we ensure key emerging risks are mitigated through co-operation and shared learnings, aiming for the highest levels of health and safety standards being pursued throughout the life cycle of offshore wind farms.
We engage on important industry matters by facilitating discussion and bringing together industry stakeholders to speak with one voice for the offshore wind industry.
- The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for people who work across the world of energy.
Our purpose is creating a better energy future for our members and society by accelerating a just global energy transition to net zero.
We do this by attracting, developing and equipping the diverse future energy workforce; informing energy decision-making through convening expertise and advice; and enabling industry to make energy lower carbon, safer and more efficient.
- Northland Power is a global power producer dedicated to helping the clean energy transition by producing electricity from clean renewable resources. Founded in 1987, Northland has a long history of developing, building, owning and operating clean and green power infrastructure assets and is a global leader in offshore wind. In addition, Northland owns and manages a diversified generation mix including onshore renewables, efficient natural gas energy, as well as supplying energy through a regulated utility.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in eight countries, Northland owns or has an economic interest in 3.0GW (net 2.6GW) of operating capacity. The Company also has a significant inventory of projects in construction and in various stages of development encompassing over 20GW of potential capacity.