Maersk Training UK has launched the first half of its refurbished Aberdeen safety and survival center which has undergone a £720,000 (~1 million) refurbishment "to ensure it meets the needs of the industry as it looks to the future and the energy transition."
According to the company, the investment has strengthened the center’s safety offerings to the North Sea workforce.
"The installation of new technology will allow the center to deliver training courses specifically for the renewables industry and enhances its service offering to the oil and gas sector, allowing MTUK to provide a complete service offering from the UK base," Maersk Training UK said.
New facilities available at the center include a larger pool, a work at height and confined space training unit, a first aid simulator, and a dedicated basic technical training simulator – which the company said is the only one of its kind in Aberdeen.
Leonard Machado, managing director of MTUK, said the center would provide a one-stop-shop to companies as they embrace the opportunities which the energy transition creates, "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 new firefighting facility to provide emergency response training for oil and gas, marine, and industrial firefighting teams.