Kongsberg Maritime has reported an increase in the number of delegates participating in its training courses. From 2013 to 2014, delegates rose by 26%. Additionally, there was a 36% increase in courses delivered from its training center in Westhill, Aberdeen.
The company is launching its new dynamic positioning (DP) introduction course, which has been re-introduced in response to new industry guidelines. The DP introduction course, which follows the recommendations contained in The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines, is designed for onshore and offshore personnel who require a greater understanding of DP and how it can impact their role in supporting safe and efficient DP vessel operations.
Kongsberg’s training center provides a variety of training, including DP maintenance and advanced DP operations. The center utilizes a vessel simulator and individual consoles to provide realistic training scenarios.
Euan Duncan, training manager at Kongsberg, said: “We are continually developing our training portfolio in response to industry demand and we believe that our knowledge, reputation and expertly taught courses have each contributed to the strong year on year increase of delegates and courses delivered.
“The DP introduction course concentrates on the layout of a DP system and its operational uses along with DP regulations and guidance. On completion, the programme gives delegates an awareness and understanding of DP, leaving them better equipped to tackle maritime-based challenges, allowing them to enhance their skills, and make a tangible contribution to the skills base of their team.”
Dave Marsh, course delegate and dive supervisor at Bibby Offshore, said: “The content vastly improved my knowledge of all systems we currently use, as well as some interesting history of the development of DP. The practical exercises were very informative and gave me a much better appreciation of the DP operator’s job.”
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