Gamesa, has signed an agreement with the state of Bahia in Brazil for the joint promotion of innovation and skills training in renewable energy.
Gamesa and the Government of Bahía will work together to implement Gamesa University which will specialise in training professionals to carry out wind turbine operation and maintenance services. The centre, which may be up and running as early as 2016, would cater to over 200 people a year.
In addition, this collaboration agreement envisages the possibility of setting up a wind turbine testing unit associated with a public university from Bahía, as well as implementation of laboratories for certifying Gamesa equipment in order to boost the transfer of wind energy know-how to the region. The alliance will also encompass agreements with universities and vocational training centres in Bahía, similarly to foster know-how and innovation.
“This alliance highlights Gamesa’s strategic long term commitment to Brazil and very particularly the state of Bahía, one of the country’s windiest regions, by demonstrating once again our commitment to this community’s economic and social development, specifically by committing resources to vocational training, technological development and innovation, the crucial drivers of stable and skilled job creation for the region,” said Ignacio Martín, Chairman of Gamesa.