Tuesday, 11 June 2019

World's largest Turbine Manufacturer partners with Saretec

PARTNER: Saretec has a training agreement with Vestus PARTNER: Saretec has a training agreement with Vestus

The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (Saretec) has just secured a lucrative three-year training agreement with the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Vestus.

Based at CPUT’s Bellville campus, Saretec is the only centre in Africa which trains Wind Turbine Service Technicians and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technicians and is also mandated to train technicians in Energy Efficiency and Biomass/Biogas.

The partnership between Saretec and Vestus was celebrated at the training centre recently and Vestus’ Head of Global Training for Europe, Kjell Wassermann said Saretec was the ideal partner.
“It was important that we get a strong partner to deliver our training courses, the Global Wind Organisation standards are increasing every year and we are so pleased that Saretec is able to deliver according to these international standards,” he said.
“For Vestus the partnership entails having an African training facility that could be used for new hires and we will also have an instructor who will be placed here permanently. Vestus specific courses are added to the existing wind turbine tech training.”

Saretec Director Naim Rassool says partnering with a global leader, like Vestus, is monumental.
“What we as Saretec have done, since 2012, has been the creation of a wind training centre that is of such a high standard that a global leader like Vestus has decided to enter into a long term training partnership with us.  For me to get into a commercial partnership with a multi-national like Vestus means a lot and shows that we have achieved something monumental,” he said.
“Vestus has a very strong East African partnership and it is great to have a manufacturer who takes Africa seriously.”

Written by Lauren Kansley

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