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Onshore Tank Complex Main Building Pier Vessels Subsea Site Deep Dive Site Loch Eil
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1.5million litre seawater tank
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With large acrylic viewing panels, Depth: 4m, Width: 20m, Length: 30m

SUITE OF CLASSROOMS
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Practical and theory based learning for subsea construction, inspection, and ROV training

MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL WORKSHOPS
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Adjacent to ROV classrooms with two work class ROVs, and hydraulic rig

NITROX TRAINING
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Enriched Air Nitrox dive spread and O2 clean room

ROV SIMULATOR
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Triton XL work class ROV simulator; used prior to actual subsea flight

Classrooms/meeting rooms
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Used for practical and theory based learning

Student Restaurant
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Full board students enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner

Student Accommodation
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On-site accommodation, shared twin/triple

Student Advisor's Office
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Lorna, Ingrid and Maggie are available to answer any questions

Large footprint
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Capable of taking articulated lorries/ cranes

Welding Bays
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Practising surface welding before going underwater

Surface Supplied and SCUBA dive stations
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Also including underwater inspection and welding & cutting dive stations

ROV Control Cabins
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Linked to the dive stations via VHF and video

ROV Launch & Recovery Systems
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A-Frame LARS plus Grove Crane systems with Tether Management Systems

Pontoon
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Providing ease of access to the East side of the pier

Medical Decompression Chamber
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On standby 24 hours a day for hyperbaric medical cover (for students)

Engineering Workshop and Offices
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Engineering and support staff for training and trials

Red Baron
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Moon pool barge with decompression chamber, wet bell, and dive control cabin

Workboat
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General purpose workboat with crane

ROV SUPPORT VESSEL
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Used for training and trials; with Triton XL work class ROV, TMS & LARS

Fast Rescue Craft
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Support vessels for training and trials

Air Diver II
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Moon pool barge with dive control cabin

Tug
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Workboat for use in trials and barge manoeuvres

Talon
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Saturation dive system, classroom, dive control cabin

Range of depths
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Tidal depths, ranging from 4m to over 50m
Site image courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. Click for full size.

Various wrecks
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Including 7 vessels and 4 tracked vehicles

Welding stations
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Students are trained to wet welding standard AWS.D3.6M:2010 for Class B horizontal welds

Pipeline and flange
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Used for subsea construction training such as use of hydraulic impact wrench

Replicated oil platform frame
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Giving underwater inspection divers and ROV students real-life experience

Concrete Inspection Block
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Used for underwater inspection

Loch Eil
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Additional mid-depth seawater sites – available for specific subsea trials and testing

100m dive depth
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For bell bounces during HSE Closed Bell course, also used for subsea trials and testing

Outdoor activities
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Wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, mountain biking and kayaking

Nevis Centre
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Music venue and bowling alley

Lochaber Leisure Centre
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Including swimming pool, weight and cardio gyms, squash courts, and fitness classes

Supermarket
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Open from 8am to 9pm (6pm on Sunday)

Transport Hub
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Bus and train connections to Glasgow and Inverness

High Street
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Range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops