As part of a global growth plan, Maersk Training has announced the opening of an advanced Offshore Drilling Simulation and Well Control Training facility in Kingswells, Aberdeen.
Real life scenarios
Maersk Training concentrates on delivering quality competency based courses. This means that training environments should reflect as safely as possible the real life challenging working environment of the oil and gas industries. The purpose-built facility in Kingswells is equipped with state-of-the-art simulators designed to immerse participants into such demanding scenarios with no risk to individuals as they learn valuable skills and achieve vital competences to keep themselves and their colleagues, safe in the real world. Powered by computer generated graphics, multiple screens, real life sounds, motion platforms and sensors, students can be put through routine exercises and engineered crisis situations, controlled by highly experienced and qualified instructors, all enhancing safety and productivity in the working environment. The training undertaken is in the fields of drilling, well control, crane operation, emergency management and human factor related courses.
Training key to reducing non-productive time offshore
John Abate, General Manager of Maersk Training in Aberdeen, said: “This investment represents a significant step for Maersk Training in delivering high quality training worldwide for the offshore, oil and drilling industries across a global estate of training centres and creates a tremendous opportunity to lift the overall skillsets and competency in the industry and reduce down-time and non-productive time offshore.
“The new training facility is also a huge boost for the industry in the UK, providing access to the very latest simulation technology and allowing Maersk Training to deliver bespoke oil and gas courses in the UK that were previously only available elsewhere in Europe.”
Maersk Training in Kingswells will complement the company’s existing purpose built centre in Portlethen which offers training in offshore survival, emergency response firefighting, confined space, safety, medical as well as boat courses.
Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn