A simulator-based training facility has been opened by Maersk Training, to cater for the particularly demanding training requirements of the offshore industry in the United Arab Emirates.
According to Claus Bihl, chief executive of Maersk Training, “Despite the oil price, we think this is the right time to open our training facility in Dubai, as right now the focus of the industry is on improving crew competency to obtain better safety and operational excellence. Previously companies had to send people outside the region for state-of-the-art training and a better learning experience, but we are happy that we are now able to provide this here in the region, thereby reducing total cost of training and further improving the safety standards in the region.
The facility was officially inaugurated by H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman and chief executive of DP World, while Merete Juhl, the Danish Ambassador was also one of the VIP guests who attended the opening of Maersk Training in Dubai.
The advanced simulation facility allows oil and gas, and other maritime companies, to test planned operations in a realistic, but safe simulated environment. By ensuring that the crews are well prepared before they engage in actual operations, the training aims to increase safety, save time and reduce cost.