C-MAR, the international marine and offshore services provider, and the Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) has officially launched the dynamic positioning training facility at a special ceremony in Shanghai.
The Dynamic Positioning Centre of the Shanghai Maritime University boasts new equipment manufactured by Dutch company Praxis Automation Technology. It uses 3D graphics from the V-STEP DP Class B simulator, recently accredited by the Nautical Institute in Shanghai.
With 50% of the world’s crude oil passing through the South China Sea and an increase in oil & gas exploration and production activity, there is a need for more domestic operators able to work in deep waters and challenging environments. C-MAR has trained 45% of the world’s dynamic positioning operators, and was chosen by the SMU after careful consideration to provide DP training to Chinese nationals and vessel operators in the offshore oil and gas sector.
“As the first joint venture established in China through cooperation between a higher education institute and a well-known corporation, it will be a win-win situation not only in meeting China’s urgent demand for DP training, but also to help to enhance the influence of the Nautical Institute in China’s maritime industry,’ says professor Hu, acting dean of the SMU.
Opening C-MAR Marine Technical Services (Shanghai) Co. in conjunction with the Shanghai Maritime University underpins China’s expansion from the production of vessels to the service and operating of side of the business and signals its focus on exploration and production of offshore hydrocarbons.