İzmir's leadership in the wind energy sector strengthens with training programs to meet the qualified workforce needs of the sector. Nordex Group, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers in the world, held the second of the "Wind Turbine Technical Training" at the training center in Izmir, in cooperation with TWRE-Renewable Energy and Energy Sector Turkish Women Group, on 20-21-22 October 2020.
In the program, which was initiated to train white and blue-collar women for the wind energy sector, 10 young female candidates who are graduates of vocational high schools, senior students and recent graduates of electrical, mechanical, construction, meteorology and energy system engineering of universities from İstanbul, İzmir and Ankara, had the chance to have a detailed theoretical and practical training for 3 days this year.
On the first day of the program, wind turbine types, turbine mechanical and electrical system components, SCADA system, Delta4000 turbines were explained in detail. On the second day of the program, a visit to Nordex İzmir Office and Training Center provided a practical view of the theoretical training and system components. During the site visit held on the last day, PİTANE RES N117 Gama, YUNTADAĞI RES N90 Beta ve Gama, AKÇA RES Delta4K turbines were visited and operational observations were made.
TWRE Founder President Ms. Sedef Budak’s comments on the program were: “We are very pleased that such a valuable training has become traditional, it was very important for us that young women take part in the transition of energy and guide their careers in the field of renewables. We thank a lot to Nordex Turkey for their support.”
Nordex Training Coordinator Melike Sezginer comments on the program were: “As Nordex Turkey, we are happy to be in collaboration to encourage young women to work in the renewable energy business, and also to host them in Nordex Academy Turkey, and we thank all participants.” This training was carried out under the coordination of Nordex Training Coordinator Melike Sezginer and İzmir Office Manager Gülçe Çalışkan and with contributions of Nordex Technology and Development Manager Selim Türkel and Technical Trainers Ahmet Paksoy and Zafer Avcı.