Siemens plans to build new wind service training centre in Florida

Siemens AG, a Germany-based electronics and electrical engineering firm, has announced plans to build a new wind service training facility in Orlando, Florida, US.

The new training facility will be located near to Siemens’ Energy Service division head quarters in Orlando. Siemens’ initial investment for the construction of plant will be about $7 million.

The new 40,000 square feet centre is being built based on LEED Gold green-building standards and is expected to create 50 new full-time jobs and host about 2,400 trainees annually from the US and the Americas.

The central feature of the new training centre will be two full-size Siemens nacelles upon which wind service technicians will be trained to perform maintenance based on Siemens specifications. It includes two 32-feet high climbing towers, ladder structures, electrical and hydraulic modules, and a maintenance crane will make training, safety and rescue simulations possible under realistic conditions.

The training centre will provide technical and health and safety training for Siemens’ wind power service technicians, equipping them with the skills required to safely and expertly meet the service needs of the industry. The centre is scheduled to begin operations by the mid-2013.