Maersk Training UK launches upgraded £720k training and safety centre

Clockwise: 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).

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MAERSK Training UK has launched the first half of its Aberdeen safety and survival centre which has undergone a £720k refurbishment to ensure it meets the needs of the industry as it looks to the future and the energy transition.

New facilities available at the centre, basedin Portlethen, include a larger pool, a bespoke work at height and confined space training unit, a first aid simulator, and a dedicated basic technical training simulator – which is the only one of its kind in Aberdeen.    

Leonard Machado, MTUK managing director, said: “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.”

The second half of the refurbishment will be complete by the summer. This will include a brand new advanced firefighting facility to provide a full suite of accredited emergency response training for oil and gas, marine and industrial firefighting teams.

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