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 three main work areas:

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

The members of the G+ are lead operators and owners of offshore wind farms. 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 and APAC Focal Groups, with consideration currently being given to creating a North American Focal Group.

Chair

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Tove Lunde

Head of Safety, Security and Sustainability, New Energy Solutions

Equinor

Board members

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Benj Sykes

UK Country Manager Offshore

Ørsted

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Clark MacFarlane

Managing Director, UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd

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Dan Finch

Moray Offshore Renewables Director

EDPR

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David Griffiths

Head of Safety, Health and Environment

SSE Renewables

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Don Mackay

Director of Operations

EDF Renewables

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Jill Lees

Director, HSE & Sustainability

E.ON Climate and Renewables

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Jonathan Cole

Managing Director, Offshore

ScottishPower Renewables

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Martin Furth

Health, Safety & Environment Director

Vattenfall Wind

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Paul Cowling

Managing Director and Director of Offshore Wind

Innogy Renewables UK Limited

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 is the Manager of Off/Onshore Wind at the Energy Institute (EI) and supports the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation deliver their work programme. Beate joined the EI in 2010 as Technical Manager for Environment and Health. In this role she managed the environment and health technical programmes at the EI and worked with the various Committees on issues relevant to the energy industry. She took on the position of Manager Offshore Wind in 2018.

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Dr Arturo Andersen Chinbuah is the Technical Officer of the G+. Dr Andersen is a PhD in Environmental Sciences specialised in Ecological Economics. His research was focused on understanding the relationship between energy and material use with socio-economic development. He joined G+ in 2018 after completing his doctorate degree.

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 Collaboration Committee is listed below. This calendar lists external and internal events and meetings from the G+, GWO, IMCA and RenewableUK.

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

G+GWOIMCARUK

January 2020

16 January - G+ Focal Group meeting (Amsterdam)

20 January - G+ APAC Focal Group meeting (Taipei)

22nd - 24th January - Workboat Association AGM

29 January - IMCA Marine Renewable Energy Committee (London)

February 2020

4 February - G+ participating in IMCA Roundtable meeting - Standardisation in the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry, London

11 February - G+ Board and AGM, Amsterdam

12 February - G+ 6th Annual Stakeholder Day, Amsterdam

March 2020

12 March - G+ Focal Group meeting (Paris, France)

26 March - G+ presenting at Offshore Logistics: Vessels and Foundations 2020 (Amsterdam)

April 2020

21 to 24 April - G+ exhibiting and presenting at 2020 IPF (Rhode Island)

28 April - RUK wind and Aviation event (London)

May 2020

5 May - IMCA Marine Renewable Energy Committee meeting (London)

14 May - G+ Focal Group meeting (Stavanger)

June 2020

9 & 10 June - G+ exhibiting at Seawork (Southampton)

10 June - Project Harmony meeting at the Irish Wind Energy Association conference (Dublin)

11 June - G+ Board meeting (London)

16 & 17 June - RUK Global Offshore Wind (Manchester)

18 June - G+ Focal Group meeting (Edinburgh)

September 2020

3 September - G+ Board meeting (London)

9 September - IMCA Marine Renewable Energy Committee meeting (London)

10 September - G+ Focal Group meeting (Hamburg)

22 - 25 September - WindEurope Hamburg 2020

October 2020

7 October - IMCA Annual Conference (London)

15 October - G+ Focal Group meeting (Copenhagen)

November 2020

19 November - G+ Focal Group meeting (London)