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Jobs in high places: Wind-turbine techs train on Mount Hope Bridge

Providence Journal

BRISTOL -- Blade-repair technicians from GEV Wind Power US showed off their rope skills on Tuesday when they rappelled from the Mount Hope Bridge.

The demonstration was hosted by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, the lead coordinator of WindWinRI, a state-funded program that trains workers for the wind-energy industry. Training runs this week and next for 16 positions.

GEV, a global company based in the United Kingdom, announced in June its decision to open its U.S. headquarters in the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. The company, which describes itself as the leading provider of blade-maintenance services in the wind industry, counts among its clients Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, owner of the Block Island Wind Farm.

-- Journal staff


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