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.
Director of Health and Safety Offshore
Head of Safety, Health and Environment
Moray Offshore Renewables Director
Dennis Thorlund Elsberg
Head of HSE in Projects & Service
Director of Operations
Director, HSE & Sustainability
Lisbeth Norup Frømling
Vice President QHSE
Pablo Temiño López-Jurado
Offshore Business Head of HSQ
Head of Safety, Security and Sustainability, New Energy Solutions
Meet the team
Kate Harvey, General Manager
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.
Beate Hildenbrand, G+ Head of the Americas
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.
Mariana Carvalho, Technical Manager Offshore Wind
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.
David Gana, Data Manager Offshore Wind
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.
Caren Hsiao, APAC Representative
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.
Jak Currie, Technical Officer Offshore Wind
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.
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:
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.
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
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
3 - 4 March - G+ Annual Stakeholder Forum
11 March - G+ Focal Group meeting
30 March - G+ US Focal Group meeting
27 April - G+ US Focal Group meeting
29 April - G+ Focal Group meeting
11 May - IMCA Committee meeting
12 May - G+ Board meeting
25 May - G+ US Focal Group meeting
29 June - G+ US Focal Group meeting
27 July - G+ US Focal Group meeting
31 August - G+ US Focal Group meeting
7 September - IMCA Committee meeting
9 September - G+ Focal Group meeting
15 September - G+ Board meeting
28 September - G+ US Focal Group meeting
26 October - G+ US Focal Group meeting
11 November - G+ Focal Group meeting
30 November - G+ US Focal Group meeting
14 December - IMCA Committee meeting
9 December - G+ Board meeting
20 January - G+ Focal Group meeting
25 January - G+ US Focal Group meeting
17 February - G+ Board meeting
22 February - G+ US Focal Group meeting
22-24 February - EI International Energy Week
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
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
19 May - G+ Board meeting
31 May - IMCA DP Conference
31 May - G+ US Focal Group meeting
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
26 July - G+ US Focal Group meeting
30 August - G+ US Focal Group meeting
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
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
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
8 December - G+ Board meeting