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Subsea Industry Support

The Underwater Centre works closely with the subsea industry to help companies gain the workforce they need, and to provide new and existing personnel with the best possible preparation for a subsea career.

Our company ethos is based on ensuring that the training we provide is relevant and necessary for the continued growth of the industry as a whole.  We work to do this in a number of ways, not least by the continued support of the maritime operators themselves.

Support from subsea companies

Companies such as Fugro, Technip and FMC Schilling Robotics recently provided equipment and technical support for our work class ROV training, as well as being actively involved in the syllabus development.  Another example is the recent donation of a hyperbaric rescue vessel from Premier Oil, which will be incorporated into our saturation diver training.

Subsea companies benefit from providing this support, as it helps to increase the competency of their existing and future workforce; consequently students on our commercial diving and ROV training courses receive training that helps to ensure a successful career in the subsea sector.

Below is a full list of companies who have provided support in recent years; we continue to seek new collaboration opportunities with other key industry stakeholders.

Industry collaboration

As well as participating in trade groups such as the IMCA Safety, Medical, Technical & Training Committee, the IMCA ROV Training Steering Group, the CSWIP Management Committee, the BINDT-PCN Underwater Inspection Scheme Working Group, and the IDRF Closed Bell Competence Review Committee, we are active members of organisations such as Subsea UK, Oil & Gas UK, British Fluid Power Association, and the Society for Underwater Technology.

We also work closely with bodies such as the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK and the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) in Australia.  This involvement in the regulation and development of industry is yet another step in providing training that is proactive and responsive to the needs of the subsea sector.

Education – the future

The future of the subsea industry depends on attracting new entrants with the right skills to develop and grow the sector.  As well as working locally at our Fort William Centre with the Highland Council Education Department through schools and community outreach initiatives, we have also worked with organisations such as MATE on the regional ROV design competition. 

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