G+ is the global health and safety organisation bringing together the offshore wind industry to pursue shared goals and outcomes. It is run in partnership with the Energy Institute, which provides the secretariat and supports its work.

The G+ has four main work areas:

  • Incident data reporting
  • Good practice guidance
  • Safe by Design workshops.
  • Learning from incidents

The members of the G+ are lead operators and owners of offshore wind farms and Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Senior executives of the member companies meet quarterly, as the G+ Board.

The Focal Group consists of members’ health and safety experts, who meet monthly to deliver the work programme of the G+.
There are European, APAC and North American Focal Groups.

Chair

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Jakob Nielsen

Director of Health and Safety Offshore

Vattenfall

Vice Chair

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David Griffiths

Head of Safety, Health and Environment

SSE Renewables

Board members

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Dan Finch

Moray Offshore Renewables Director

OceanWinds

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Dennis Thorlund Elsberg

Head of HSE in Projects & Service

SGRE

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Don Mackay

Director of Operations

EDF Renewables

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Jill Lees

Director, HSE & Sustainability

RWE Renewables

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Lisbeth Norup Frømling

Vice President QHSE

Ørsted

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Pablo Temiño López-Jurado

Offshore Business Head of HSQ

Iberdrola

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Tove Lunde

Head of Safety, Security and Sustainability, New Energy Solutions

Equinor

Meet the team

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Kate Harvey is the General Manager of the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation. Kate began her career in renewable energy at RWE in 2002. Kate then joined SSE in 2008, where she undertook the following roles: Consents Manager for Greater Gabbard, Project Manager for Galloper, SSE Asset Manager for Dogger Bank and Board member of Seagreen. Kate has been the G+ General Manager since 2016.

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Beate Hildenbrand, G+ Head of the Americas is leading the strategic development of G+ in the Americas region with the aim to improve health & safety performance in the global offshore wind industry. Beate has supported the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation deliver their work programme since 2018 when she joined as Manager for Offshore and Onshore Wind. She joined the Energy Institute in 2010 as Technical Manager for Environment and Health where she managed the environment and health technical programmes at the EI and worked with the various Committees on issues relevant to the energy industry.

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Mariana is the Technical Manager for Offshore Wind at the Energy Institute, supporting the G+.
She started her health and safety journey at IOGP, launching Project Safira, which aimed to eliminate fatalities from the industry.
She holds a Chemistry degree from Imperial College London and a Masters in The Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials from UCL.

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David is the G+ Data Manager. He leads the G+ Health and Safety incident data programme and Toolbox submissions. He is a chartered engineer and has over 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and most recently in the offshore wind industry. He has worked in various roles as IT  Engineer and analyst. He started his career with Huawei Technologies (Nig.) Limited and subsequently worked with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Petrofac, ABB, Offshore Wind Consultants Limited among others. Some of the recent projects he worked on include EA1 Offshore Windfarm and Seagreen Offshore Windfarm projects.

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Caren Hsiao is the APAC Representative at the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, and is currently based in Taiwan. Before joining the Energy Institute (EI), Caren served as the PR Associate at wpd Taiwan.

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Jak assists and provides the G+ secretariat as the Technical Officer for Offshore Wind at the Energy Institute.

He first began his career in sustainability working with electronic scooters at Neuron Mobility.

He graduated from Newcastle University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering.

Case studies

The G+ aims to publish case studies of Health and Safety initiatives developed by G+ members, in order to assist with the sharing of experiences.

The G+ has published the below case studies:

Calendar

An events calendar for the organisations involved in the Industry Collaboration Committee (ICC) is listed below. This calendar lists external and internal events and meetings.

Should you require further information, please contact your relevant industry organisation represented on the ICC.

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January

21 January - G+ Focal Group meeting

25 - 27 January - Workboat Association AGM

26 January - G+ Operations Group meeting

27 January - G+ US Focal Group meeting

February

3 February - G+ APAC Focal Group meeting

8 February - Industry Collaboration Committee

9  February - IMCA Committee meeting

11 February - G+ Board meeting

24 February - G+ US Focal Group meeting

March

3 - 4 March - G+ Annual Stakeholder Forum

11 March - G+ Focal Group meeting

30 March - G+ US Focal Group meeting

April

27 April - G+ US Focal Group meeting

29 April - G+ Focal Group meeting

May

11 May - IMCA Committee meeting

12 May - G+ Board meeting

25 May - G+ US Focal Group meeting

June

29 June - G+ US Focal Group meeting

July

27 July - G+ US Focal Group meeting

August

31 August - G+ US Focal Group meeting

September

7  September - IMCA Committee meeting

9 September - G+ Focal Group meeting

15 September - G+ Board meeting

28 September - G+ US Focal Group meeting

October

26 October - G+ US Focal Group meeting

November

11 November - G+ Focal Group meeting

30 November - G+ US Focal Group meeting

December

14 December - IMCA Committee meeting

9 December - G+ Board meeting

January

20 January - G+ Focal Group meeting

25 January - G+ US Focal Group meeting

February

17  February - G+ Board meeting

22 February - G+ US Focal Group meeting

22-24 February - EI International Energy Week

March

8-9 March - G+ Stakeholder Forum

9-10 March - ACP O&M and Safety conference

17 March - G+ Focal Group meeting

29 March - G+ US Focal Group meeting

April

5-7 April - WindEurope annual event – Bilbao

26-28 April - IPF (Business Network for OW, US)

26 April - G+ US Focal Group meeting

28 April - G+ Focal Group meeting

May

19 May - G+ Board meeting

31 May - IMCA DP Conference

31 May - G+ US Focal Group meeting

June

21-22 June - RUK’s Global Offshore Wind

22 June - G+ European Focal Group meeting

21-23 June - Seaworks

28 June - G+ US Focal Group meeting

July

26 July - G+ US Focal Group meeting

August

30 August - G+ US Focal Group meeting

September

12-15 September - IMCA Regional meeting: Middle East and India

13 September - IMCA Marine Energy Renewable Committee

15 September - G+ European Focal Group meeting

27 September - G+ US Focal Group meeting

27-30 September - WindEnergy Hamburg

29 September - G+ Board meeting

October

04 October - GWO GWO Safety & Training Forum /  Safety & Training Awards

17-18 October - GWEC Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan

18-19 October - ACP's Offshore WINDPOWER 2022

20 October - G+ US Focal Group meeting

19-21 October - Energy Taiwan

25-26 October - IMCA Regional meeting: South America

27 October - IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar

November

3 November - IMCA Regional meeting: North America

9 - 10 November - GWEC Offshore Wind Summitt Japan

10 November - G+ European Focal Group meeting

29 November - G+ US Focal Group meeting

December

8 December - G+ Board meeting