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. 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.
Head of Safety, Security and Sustainability, New Energy Solutions
Head of Safety, Health and Environment
Senior Vice President Global Head Offshore Projects
Moray Offshore Renewables Director
Director of Operations
Director of Health and Safety Offshore
Director, HSE & Sustainability
Managing Director, Offshore
Lisbeth Norup Frømling
Vice President QHSE
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, Manager Off/Onshore Wind
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.
Aissa Tebani, Technical Manager Off/Onshore Wind
Aissa Tebani is the Technical Manager for Onshore and Offshore Wind at the Energy Institute (EI) and supports the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation deliver their work programme. Aissa began his career in medical device manufacturing at Kirton Healthcare in 2015. He then joined Airbus in 2017 managing aircraft configuration conformity topics for the A320 aircraft in Hamburg, Germany. Aissa joined the EI in 2020.
Arturo Andersen Chinbuah, Technical Officer
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.
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 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.
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