Back to Insights
Sp Web Images 2022   Wind   23
Share this Article

Enabling Success in Global Wind Turbine Projects through QHSE Partnership

  • Publish Date: Posted 10 months ago

Driving Wind Turbine Projects Worldwide

​Since 2010, Shirley Parsons has been effectively managing Quality & HSE for wind turbine installations worldwide. Our client, a market leader in offshore wind and a top 3 player in the onshore market sought our expertise to ensure the success of their projects.


With the wind energy market experiencing rapid growth, our client required a partner capable of delivering Quality & HSE services across an expanding global portfolio. It was equally crucial to comply with local labour laws while venturing into new, untapped markets. The partnership needed to be adaptable as the global market evolved, with a strategic focus on engaging local, cost-effective labour. However, compromising on quality was out of the question. Hence, we needed a solution to identify, train, and develop skilled professionals in Quality & HSE on a global scale.


Shirley Parsons closely integrated its account team with our client's lead QHSE manning coordinators, both offshore and onshore, to proactively manage project requirements. Through this collaboration, we ensured a pipeline of approved resources ready for project commencement. These resources seamlessly integrated with the client's own workforce, working on multiple projects over several years to capture and retain company-wide improvements. Compliance with local labour laws was rigorously maintained, with Shirley Parsons assuming responsibility for mitigating risks. We employed our own compliance experts and sought external advisors to ensure 100% compliance. Furthermore, we established local entities in key countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the USA, and Taiwan to provide additional support.

Shirley Parsons adopted a 'local-global' strategy, engaging key stakeholders in procurement, projects, and QHSE. This approach positioned us as a local partner in vital territories, offering in-country resources and reducing travel and accommodation costs. To ensure the availability of highly skilled local resources, we initiated a comprehensive training and development programme led by an in-house Technical Director with extensive experience in heading QHSE departments at leading global turbine manufacturers. This programme focused on achieving GWO certification while training new resources on live projects under the guidance of experienced mentors from Shirley Parsons' resource pool.


  • Our client receives the right personnel when they are needed, minimizing management overheads and avoiding project delays. Shirley Parsons handles significant aspects of training and travel administration, providing a streamlined experience for our client.

  • The ability to enter and expand into new markets with confidence, knowing that local QHSE resources can be identified and developed to support future projects.

  • Significant reduction in client liability and risk related to non-compliance with local labour laws.

  • Cost reduction achieved as Shirley Parsons has expanded its pool of highly skilled resources and established localised talent pools in key geographic markets.

  • By maintaining a robust QHSE partnership, our client achieves operational excellence in global wind turbine projects while upholding the highest standards of quality and safety.

Get in touch with us today and discover how Shirley Parsons can support your organisation in achieving success in the wind energy sector.