BZEE and OffTEC are joining forces

Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 - 10:45
As part of its co-operation with BZEE, one of the areas OffTEC will be focusing on is offshore training. (Photo: OffTEC)
As part of its co-operation with BZEE, one of the areas OffTEC will be focusing on is offshore training. (Photo: OffTEC)

The OffTEC training and development cluster, which is based in Enge-Sande, and the Bildungszentrum für Erneuerbare Energien (BZEE) in Husum are teaming up to offer a jointly co-ordinated range of services. The two institutions signed a co-operation agreement in early January that covers the areas of training and consulting for wind energy. The agreement provides for the joint use of trainers, consultants as well as infrastructure.

The co-operation of the training centres is aimed at utilising each other’s resources, such as instructors, consultants and infrastructure for their customers. OffTEC focuses more on the national education and training business in the field of wind energy and maritime industries. OffTEC is also responsible for national and international offshore affairs. Internationally, consultancy for the development and operation of offshore training centres will play a dominant role. BZEE has its focus on the global introduction of training standards and the international certification of trainings for wind energy. The portfolio comprises recognised certifications, training of instructors, consulting services for construction as well as the development and the operation of educational institutions. In addition, BZEE and OffTEC will develop and offer common services for the wind industry in the near future.

Matthias Volmari, Commercial Managing director of OffTEC, regards the co-operation as a perfect match: "We are convinced that we complement each other perfectly as partners for the wind industry. Our customers will benefit from the synergies because we are much more effective if we offer the best services and performance from both sides." Christian Wefer, managing partner of BZEE Academy, adds: "This co-operation will merge expertise and competencies so that the challenge of setting global standards can be mastered. This co-operation strengthens our international leadership role in all areas of education and training within the wind energy business!"

Katharina Garus

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