Siemens Gamesa taps DuPont Sustainable Solutions for project

20 May 2020 3 min. read

The wind division of Siemens has tapped DuPont Sustainable Solutions to support it with the roll out of a large health & safety training program.

With around 25,000 employees generating revenues of over €10 billion, Siemens Gamesa is one of the world’s largest players in the wind power industry. The company, founded in 2017 after Germany’s Siemens merged its wind division with Spain’s Gamesa, is headquartered in Spain and has further operations in Germany, Denmark, China and several other markets.

As part of Siemens Gamesa’s strategy to ensure the health & safety of its employees in its Onshore (12,000 employees) and Offshore (6,000 employees) divisions, the company launched a large risk awareness and safety learning & development track. 

“Safety is our choice in Siemens Gamesa – we place safety above anything we do. We want to ensure that all employees have the right mindset about their decision-making every day,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore business unit. 

Siemens Gamesa partners with DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Having worked with DuPont Sustainable Solutions previously in its Onshore business unit, Siemens Gamesa has now extended the firm’s mandate to deliver similar services to its Offshore division.

The partnership will see the global consulting firm deliver its ‘DuPont Risk Factor’ training across the business unit, as well as group leadership coaching for the senior and middle management staff, and a number of safety in engineering design workshops.

Nauen said that is he “proud to collaborate” with DuPont Sustainable Solutions, with the firm selected for its “strong competency and reputation in risk and safety management”. In a 2019 survey among 400+ decision-makers, the firm was lauded as the globe’s top health & safety consultancy.


Known internally as LeadSafe, the LeadSafe project kicked off with a pilot project at the end of 2019 after an initial assessment of the organisation’s safety culture. The project involves most of the staff working at the company’s manufacturing sites, offices, pre-assembly locations and installation personnel, and will also encompass workshops for 200 engineers aimed at improving safety in the engineering process.

Given the importance of the program, Siemens Gamesa has decided to continue implementation of the project during the Covid-19 pandemic. As most of the training delivery was designed to be delivered remotely leveraging digital technologies, the project has seen little impact on its planning.

Roll-outs in markets in more advanced stages of economic recovery, such as China, have however been brought forward.

Commenting on the project, Cédric Parentelli, Managing Director Europe and North Africa of DuPont Sustainable Solutions, said: “Although technical measures can significantly reduce the number of accidents, they are not sufficient to eliminate them. That requires sensitising people to risks and making them aware of the role that their decision making plays in incidents. With the new safety project, Siemens Gamesa Offshore is taking a significant step in this direction.”