Maersk redesigns Aberdeen training centre for energy transition era
9 Mar 2021
Maersk Training UK has unveiled its £0.7 million-plus refurbishment for its Aberdeen safety and survival centre, redesigned to adapt to the energy industry’s increasing emphasis on renewables.
The completed first phase of the development provides courses and facilities have been developed to ensure training supports companies for transition to the country’s future energy mix. It will also serves the substantial North Sea workforce.
New facilities include a larger pool, bespoke work at height and confined space training unit, first aid simulator and a dedicated basic technical training simulator that is the only one of its kind in Aberdeen.
Managing director of MTUK Leonardo Machado commented: “The opening of our upgraded training centre is the culmination of months of hard work and research to ensure that we have an offering which reflects the ever-evolving energy sector.
“The North Sea has always been at the forefront of innovation and safety and our new facilities will allow us to provide a one stop shop to companies to support them as they embrace the opportunities which the energy transition create, while also servicing oil and gas and ensuring the industry continues to be world leaders in safety and innovation.”
Stage two of the work is due to be completed shortly, with a target of summer 2021 with an advanced firefighting facility to provide accredited emergency response training for oil and gas, marine and industrial firefighting teams.
The growing emphasis on remote working and training during lockdown has seen MTUK further investing in e-learning courses increasing its digital offering said Machado.
“The last year has seen a seismic shift in how companies work and as a result of this we have invested in the technology required to allow us to provide training to companies digitally,” he stated.
Photo: clockwise from front Leonardo Machado (MD); Stuart Morrice (Learning Operations Manager, UK); Stephen Ferguson (Senior Sales Manager, Oil & Gas, UK); Steve Bonner (Safety and Survival Instructor) and Callum Dewar (Operations Manager, UK)