Siemens Energy opened a new wind energy service training center in Orlando, Florida. The center will provide technical and safety training for installation and service technicians working at wind energy projects located throughout North and South America.
The new $7 million facility is an milestone for Siemens as the company’s wind service business continues to grow and the need for skilled technicians increases. Siemens currently provides service and maintenance for more than 3,000 installed turbines in the Americas region and 6,800 globally, with a combined generating capacity of 15 GW.
As more wind energy projects come online in the U.S. and across the region, skilled technicians will be needed to provide the long-term service and maintenance required to help insure the turbines operate at peak production, availability and reliability levels, according to Siemens.
The new Orlando training center contributes to that long-term need, providing trainees and equipping them with the advanced technical skills needed to service and maintain wind turbines. Siemens will also train the technicians who work on the installation of wind turbines in the Americas, with training specifically designed to address the installation process and related safety requirements. In addition, the advanced training at the center will be made available to technicians from Siemens’ wind power customers.