Renaming the  company and network

At the beginning of 2020, the BZEE Academy GmbH changed its name to the Renewable Skills & Consultant GmbH.


RSC sign contract with Alternative Energy of Ukraine (AEU) to set up the first BZEE certified training centre in Ukraine!

RSC Managing Director Christian Wefer signed a contract with the non-profit association AEU to set up a certified training centre for wind turbine technician at Lutsk National Technical University, located in western Ukraine. In a first step, a RSC Train-the-Trainer course for Ukrainian instructors will take place in Q4 2019. Once completed, the instructors will teach students RSC basic modules such as hydraulics and electrics in Ukraine. In a second step, the first group of Ukrainian students will complete their wind-specific training at RSC HQ in Germany. By 2020 the plan is to have a fully equipped RSC-certified training centre in Ukraine covering all aspects of training for wind turbine technicians.

RSC visits Energy Agency Fukushima (EAF), Japan!

RSC Business Development Manager Warren Aspinall recently visited the Energy Agency Fukushima (EAF) located in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. EAF has the task of transitioning the prefecture to a renewables hub after the nuclear disaster of 2011 and visited RSC HQ in northern Germany in 2018. Presentations to EAF member companies were well received and talks focused on how RSC could support the region in its goals, especially with respect to training for service technicians and how local SMEs could enter the growing Japanese O&M market. RSC and EAF plan to stay in contact and develop their already close relationship in the future.

RSC invitation to wind turbine OEM giant Goldwind’s university in China

RSC Business Development Manager Warren Aspinall was invited to visit wind turbine OEM giant Goldwind’s own university located in Beijing, China along with Naim Rassool, Managing Director of RSC licensed partner SARETEC located in Cape Town, South Africa. The duo were at the impressive facility in Beijing for talks to supply qualified South African wind turbine technicians for several upcoming Goldwind wind farm projects in Africa’s largest wind market. In addition to South Africa, the RSC global network of training centres is of interest to Goldwind for the recruitment of locally qualified service technicians around the globe considering the OEM’s international ambitions.

Future wind turbine technicians from Norway receive rotor blade inspection and repair training in Germany

The latest group of prospective wind turbine technicians from RSC licensed partner Dalane College located in Egersund, Norway have successfully completed specialist rotor blade inspection and repair training at one of RSC’s partner training facilities located in northern Germany. In addition to the rotor blade training, the students gained valuable knowledge about wind turbine brake systems and power drive sockets in the two week intensive training course. Many of the students already have job offers in Norway’s booming wind industry once they have completed their studies.


Hamburg, Germany

The world’s biggest wind energy event, the Hamburg WindEnergy expo (25-28 September), brought together more than 1,400 exhibitors. As in previous years, RSC was represented with its own stand. The move to the international pavilion proved to be good a decision with more proximity to our target group. Due to the central location on a main aisle, the stand was frequented by significantly more visitors.
As at the wind fair in Husum last year, our cooperation partner Festo Didactic presented its Wind Turbine Nacelle Simulator, which perfectly complements the practice-oriented RSC training program. In the past months, the RSC trainers contributed to the further improvement of the training device with numerous suggestions for improvements for the operation simulation and the teachware. In addition, the brand-new simulator for electric pitch systems was presented to the interested public for the first time at the joint stand.

With Baker Huges we were able to win another cooperation partner for our stand who has been supporting the BZEE and its training partners for years with measurement technology for practical training.

Only a few meters away from the RSC booth our South African network partner SARETEC from Cape Town exhibited on its own stand, showcasing the RSC training offers for South Africa and South African accredited training courses for wind and other renewable technologies. SARETEC is the only training institution on the continent, offering world class training for the emerging African wind industry.

Our partner JUSTY Ingénierie Energies presented their training services on the joint stand of the regional network "windforfuture" at the French pavilion.

The appearance of RSC and its partners at the leading trade fair of the wind industry brought many new contacts and underlined the importance of qualified training for the industry.

Dijon, France

The latest course at RSC certified partner GRETA21/Wind for Future located in Dijon, France has been successfully completed. The course had 11 participants all of whom graduated and received RSC certificates. Better still most graduates already have jobs with major wind turbine manufacturers such as Enercon, Senvion and Vestas. This success rate is in part due to the industry internships participants undertake during the training course, which enables potential employers to gain a first-hand impression of future employees.

Izmir, Turkey

RSC has signed a contract with REAC to set up a certified training centre for wind turbine technician in Izmir, located on Turkey’s South-West coast.

If everything goes to plan, the training centre could be up and running in the first quarter of 2019, perfect timing to start much-needed training courses for the Turkish wind market, one of the fastest growing in the world.

REAC have ambitious plans for the new centre and hope to capture the wind training market not only in Turkey, but also in the Middle-East. In the mid-term REAC plan to expand the facility to include offshore wind training in time for Turkey’s first offshore wind farms.

Husum / Vietnam

In June 2018 a group of 8 Vietnamese wind-industry professionals successfully completed a 3 week advanced training course at the RSC headquarters in Husum, Germany. The course lays the foundation for further training, which will qualify the Vietnamese participants as RSC trainers with the goal of setting up a RSC certified training facility in Vietnam. The facility would then function as a base where students would be taught the much-needed skills necessary to become wind turbine technicians for the growing Vietnamese and South-East Asian wind markets.

RSC delivered the training in cooperation with the engineering and technical consulting company Lahmeyer International. The training was financed by German-based GIZ, which focuses on sustainable development and international education work. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the main commissioning party of GIZ.


Dijon, France

Congratulations to RSC certified partner GRETA21/Wind for Future located in Dijon, France on successfully completing their 4th wind turbine technician course. The course had 10 participants all of whom graduated and received RSC certificates. Better still some graduates already have jobs with major wind turbine manufacturers such as Enercon, Senvion and Vestas! To date the French partner has trained 40 wind turbine technicians and more courses are already in the planning.


In March 2017 the latest group of trainers successfully completed the 2 week RSC Train-the-Trainer course for Working at Heights (WAH) in Husum, Germany. The course enables trainers to teach future wind turbine technicians and technicians already working in the industry to safely work at heights in accordance with the RSC WAH standard. RSC WAH courses comply with employer liability laws and offers particpants a more realistic and qualitative training experience compared to other courses on the worldwide market. Trainers from France and Germany participated in the training and will soon be teaching more wind turbine technicians to work safely at heights in the wind industry.

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