A global wind-energy team has been formed to meet growing demand in the renewable energies sector. The team of highly-trained safety experts from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia know the issues wind-turbine manufacturers face in specific regions of the world.
“Over the past five years, we have been working with wind-turbine manufacturers in the wind-energy sector on a project by project basis, advising them on safety requirements,” says Capital Safety Global Wind Energy Director Oliver Hirschfelder. “Our focus in establishing the global wind energy team is to ensure key manufacturers, wind farms, and construction and service firms have this type of specialized advice for fall protection solutions and services for employees who work at height.”
Capital Safety offers a range of globally certified fall protection equipment, and plans to offer more products specifically for the wind energy sector in 2011, including the global launch of the ExoFit NEX Wind harness, which was recently released in the U.S. and Europe.
“There is growth potential in the wind energy sector,” says Hirschfelder. “We are working hard to keep up with demand in China and India at present, as these countries become increasingly energy hungry. The drive toward more renewable energy sources is also expanding demand for our wind energy fall protection expertise significantly in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Spain. The Canadian market is growing in megawatts and turbine capacity size and the United States expects long term growth in the wind energy industry.”