NOWI will provide the required Basic Safety and Technical Training-leading to the safety and technical competency certificates required for careers in OSW. Participants can enroll in individual or combined module packages to meet your training needs.

NOWI will deliver Basic Safety Training (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT) certifications and refresher courses, as well as new other required GWO trainings.

GWO Basic Safety Training Course Modules

  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Working at Heights
  • GWO Sea Survival
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Manual Handling
  • GWO Combined Working at Height/Manual Handling module

GWO Basic Technical Training Course Modules

  • GWO Mechanical Training
  • GWO Electrical Training
  • GWO Hydraulics Training

Other GWO Training

  • Advanced Rescue
  • Enhanced First Aid
  • Blade Repair
  • Standard Slinger Signaler/Rigger Signal Person

After successful completion of the GWO courses, the NOWI will provide your completion by registering on WINDA, the GWO online database. The NOWI will provide support to participants for the training in the city of New Bedford, including supporting accommodations and other needs.

State-of-the-Art Facility

NOWI, located in the city of New Bedford, Mass., will provide participants with critical training through its deepwater training tank, its GWO training climbing towers, fire suppression equipment, and other state-of-the-art simulation rooms. Customized training spaces that focus on offshore wind-related services such as blade repair and composite work are also featured within the NOWI. From classrooms, laboratories, and training equipment, the NOWI will provide participants with strategic planning to accomplish required certifications, ensure refreshments and meals are properly scheduled and provided in-house, and offer technology and quiet spaces for participants in between courses.

This facility will offer customized, proprietary training and courses for developers, OEMs, and other supply chain companies. International meeting space and other professional and business-related benefits will also be provided.

Professional Development

The NOWI will offer professional development courses to provide pathways for individuals and organizations into the offshore wind industry. Choice of courses will initially comprise Offshore Wind Orientation, Crew Transfer, Vessel Design and Operation, Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance, Insuring Offshore Wind Infrastructure, Accounting & Finance in Offshore Wind, Health & Safety in Offshore Wind, and Onshore Supply to Offshore Wind.

Orientation to Offshore Wind

2-day, 4-hour fully online course

Interested in learning more about working in the Offshore Wind Industry? Learn more at NOWI’s Offshore Wind Orientation Course.

Learn more and register here. 

Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement

Bristol’s NOWI will link to the college’s academic programs that include an associate degree and academic certificate in offshore wind. For more information regarding an academic degree in offshore wind technologies, visit the Offshore Wind Power Technology degree program page or contact Yashwant Sinha, Assistant Professor Offshore Wind




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