As in 2019, last week the Nordex Group’s Turkish subsidiary, together with the TWRE (Turkish Women in Renewables and Energy), organized a second technical workshop for young women. This training was carried out under the coordination of the Nordex Training Coordinator, Melike Sezginer, and ?zmir Office Manager, Gülçe Çal??kan, and with additional contributions from Selim Türkel, Nordex Technology and Improvement Manager, and Technical Trainers, Ahmet Paksoy and Zafer Avc?.
During the program, which was initiated to train white and blue-collar women for the wind energy sector, 10 female candidates – vocational high schools graduates, senior students and electrical, mechanical, meteorology, construction and energy systems engineering graduates – from various universities in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, had the chance to gain detailed theoretical and practical training over three days.
On the first day of the program, wind turbine types, as well as mechanical and electrical turbine system components were explained in detail. On the second day of the program, a visit to our Nordex Academy Turkey in Izmir provided a practical view of the theoretical training and system components. During an additional site visit to three wind farms, the participants were able to make operational observations on site for themselves.
TWRE Founder, President Ms. Sedef Budak’s comments on the program were clear: “We are very pleased that such valuable training has become routine. 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 Nordex Turkey greatly for their support.”
Nordex Training Coordinator, Melike Sezginer, commented: “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 at the Nordex Academy Turkey, and we want to thank all participants.”
TWRE was founded in 2018 in order to create a network for women who take part in energy development and transition, as a platform for gender equality in the energy sector in Turkey.
THE NORDEX GROUP
The Nordex Group
The Group has installed more than 29 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2019 generated revenues of EUR 3.3 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of approx. 7,900. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India, Argentina and Mexico. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 2.4 to 5.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.