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Member News02nd Sep 2021

Maersk Training UK invests £60k into refurbishment of Newcastle training centre

Maersk Training UK (MTUK) has launched its newly refurbished, state-of-the-art safety and survival centre following a £60k investment.

The centre has been updated to reflect the changing needs of the industry as it looks to the future and the energy transition. The investment has allowed for the training facilities to be upgraded and strengthens the centre’s offshore safety offering to the north east of England workforce. The installation of a new technical workshop means the centre can deliver courses on basic safety and technical training, as well as bespoke advanced technical training.

In addition, as the first training centre in the UK to be accredited by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), the Newcastle site is uniquely placed to offer training to those involved in the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Offering all five modules of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and the GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR), MTUK has a bespoke hub rescue facility, which provides practical training for those required to access the hub and yaw sections of wind turbine generators (WTG) and how to rescue a casualty from these areas. The advanced rescue, utilising Open Water GWO Sea Survival courses, provides a realistic as possible experience for delegates. Read more…