Maersk Training has established a partnership with the UK’s East Coast College to provide training courses for offshore renewable energy.
The training courses will be held at East Coast College’s Energy Skills Centre in Lowestoft and Offshore Wind Skills Centre in Great Yarmouth.
The GBP 11.4 million Energy Skills Centre, home to the East Coast Energy Training Academy, will now be able to offer new offshore and renewable courses to around 1,000 students every year.
Safety and technical training will also be made available, which will include Global Wind Organisation courses.
East Coast College said it has also identified further opportunities to expand its portfolio with Maersk Training to include courses on blade repair in its 2020 curriculum.
“As offshore wind continues to thrive down the east coast, the message from our clients has been clear – they want a high standard of training that is dynamic, challenging and delivered locally,” said James Costello, Maersk Training’s Business Development Executive.
“To help our clients to reduce the total cost of training and provide a solution to this challenge Maersk Training UK have entered into a partnership with East Coast College that allows us to bring our globally recognised training standard to the East Anglia region.”