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TotalEnergies the latest addition to flourishing offshore wind safety group


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G+, the global health and safety organisation for the offshore wind sector, has today announced TotalEnergies as the newest member of their organisation.

At the G+ Annual General Meeting, TotalEnergies was formally approved as a Board Member of G+, and will have Board representation as well as participate in G+’s European, Asia Pacific and North American Focal Groups.

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.

Commenting on the appointment, Energy Institute Chief Executive Nick Wayth FEI said:

“G+ continues to go from strength to strength, and I’m pleased to see major industry player TotalEnergies bolster its commitment to health and safety by joining the G+ ranks.

“Bringing together the key stakeholders across the offshore wind sector, G+ continues to lead health and safety collaboration, upholding best practice and shining a spotlight on HSE performance.”

Olivier Terneaud, Vice President Offshore Wind at TotalEnergies Renewables commented:

“By joining the G+ board, TotalEnergies is proud to contribute its know-how and experience to meet the safety challenges of the offshore wind industry”

G+ comprises 13 leading operators – bp, Corio Generation, EDF Renewables, Equinor, Iberdrola, Northland Power Inc., Ocean Winds, Ørsted, RWE, Siemens Gamesa, SSE, TotalEnergies and 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.

As well as formally approving TotalEnergies application for full membership, the AGM was a chance for the G+ Board to review the status of the 2023 work programme, and discuss plans for 2024 and the wider 3-5 year strategic themes.

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