UK: North Tyneside Offshore Training Centre Offers New Courses
Offshore skills centre in North Tyneside, developed by Advanced Industrial Solutions and Maersk Training, is offering new courses in hanging from 65ft on a wind turbine, or bolting a high-powered cable while off a ladder, reported ITV news.
They expect more than 4,000 trainees this year.
The new centre is more than double the size of AIS’s existing 10,000 square foot facility and it will provide industrial training for an additional 2,000 delegates per year in world-recognised qualifications such as rope access, insulation, working at height, confined space, rigging and lifting, health and safety and specialist training for the emerging renewable energy sector.
Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS, said: “The North East is already well recognised as a service provider for the offshore sector and we are keen to enhance that reputation. People travel from across the globe to our existing centre and hopefully this new enhanced facility will bring even more international delegates, who in turn will be spending money in the local area.”
Offshore WIND staff, April 13, 2012; Image: clipperwind