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OCIMF Updates Drug and Alcohol Guidelines

Mar 26, 2024

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published an updated information paper, Guidelines for the Control of Drugs and Alcohol in the Maritime Industry (2024).The paper aims to provide general guidance and recommendations for the maritime industry (operators of tankers…

Back to School: Virtual Field Trip for 27,000 Students onboard Saipem 7000

Dec 12, 2023

As the maritime and offshore industries cumulatively search for ways to attract the 'next generation,' Saipem has come up with an innovative approach that gives thousands of students the ability to virtually visit work in the offshore environment…

16,000 Extra Workers Needed in UK’s Offshore Wind Sector by 2030

Dec 04, 2023

A new labor forecasting tool (LFT) is predicting around 16,000 additional workers could be needed in the UK’s offshore wind industry by 2030, and 12,000 extra workers will be needed specifically for carbon capture and hydrogen projects by 2027…

ACE Winches Urges Industry to Invest in Young Talent

Nov 01, 2023

Scottish engineering business ACE Winches is calling on industry to invest more in training young people as it expands its own apprenticeship scheme.The Aberdeenshire-based company has welcomed its very first foundation graduate, bringing the…

Offshore Wind Company Will Retrain NY Power Plant Union for Clean Energy Jobs

Jun 26, 2023

An offshore wind developer partly owned by TotalEnergies said on Monday it has agreed to retrain and keep roughly 100 union workers from a New York City natural gas-fired power plant that it intends to repurpose for its project.The company, called Attentive Energy One…

Mass. Maritime Academy Offering Offshore Wind Training to Locals

Jun 15, 2023

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) said it has started offering its Global Wind Organization Basic Technical Training (GWO BTT) course to community members, opening the door to those on Martha’s Vineyard interested in a potential career in the offshore wind industry…

The Nautical Institute Launches New Requirements for DP Certifications

Apr 11, 2023

From the beginning of 2024, The Nautical Institute will require that all Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO) and Dynamic Positioning Vessel Maintainers (DPVM) show evidence of Continuing Professional Development as well as experience in order to renew their certificate…

Radix Creates Virtual FPSO Training Environment to Reduce Commissioning Phase Risks

Dec 12, 2022

Brazil-based Radix Software and Engineering said Monday it had created a virtual FPSO training environment for a major operator with the goal of reducing risk in the asset commissioning phase by training operators in process optimization and validation of operational manuals…

Van Oord Names Chief People Officer

Nov 02, 2022

Dutch marine services company Van Oord has appointed Meike Salvadό-de Reede to the position of Chief People Officer (CPO) in its Executive Committee as of November 1, 2022. 'Van Oord’s people agenda is fundamental to its strategy and to building a high-performance organization…

Maersk to Acquire Offshore Training Company ResQ

Jun 20, 2022

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) announces an intended acquisition for its subsidiary Maersk Training of the Norwegian company, ResQ, a supplier of safety training and emergency preparedness in Norway.ResQ has five survival centers in Norway to…

NJ Seeks New Wind Institute for Offshore Wind Research

Jan 26, 2022

No, that’s not the clarinet and saxophone sections in the band. New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) released an RFP (request for proposals) on January 7 seeking a “qualified entity to conduct a feasibility study for a world-class…

Offshore Wind Firm Atlantic Shores Signs Deal with Six Unions to Train and Hire New Jersey Workers

Feb 18, 2021

Offshore wind developer Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind -  a U.S. joint venture between Shell and EDF, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six unions operating in New Jersey as part of its bid submission, 'committing to help develop and employ a productive…

Kongsberg Digital's Remote DP Training Approved by The Nautical Institute

Feb 01, 2021

A remote simulation solution for Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction Courses developed by Kongsberg Digital (KDI) to support training centers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns has been approved by The Nautical Institute.Since the start of the pandemic…

Maersk Training Launches Training Management App

Sep 15, 2020

Maersk Training in the UK announced the launch of its upgraded Training Management Solution (TMS) with the aim to improve the training management for companies dealing with fewer headcount and remote working, amid the coronavirus pandemic.The software is divided into two parts…

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