- Published: 13 September 2013 13 September 2013
Gamesa and the University of Istmo, located in the eponymous region of the state of Oaxaca (Mexico), have signed a collaboration agreement with a view to encouraging specialist wind power learning in the region.
Gamesa and the University have designed a wind turbine operation and maintenance course that will last four months and include theoretical and practical learning. It will be given jointly by the University’s professors and Gamesa specialists. This initiative, which will be free of charge for participants, is targeted at local personnel in order to generate greater knowledge of wind power by means of specialist training, thereby increasing access to the jobs that the wind power industry is expected to create in the region. The practical side of the program will make use of various wind turbine parts (nacelle, generator, cells, control cabinets, gearbox, etc.) provided by Gamesa and transferred to the University’s La Ventosa campus. The agreement with the University also encompasses the use of these parts by the latter’s renewable energy faculties, as well as the fostering and development, together with the broader university community, of renewable energy know-how and learning.