JFD has signed a new agreement with Fugro to provide training courses delivered by the National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC), part of JFD, at the Fugro Academy Training Centre in Abu Dhabi.
The agreement with Fugro will see JFD approved local and UK trainers delivering courses including: Client Representative, Dive System Auditing & Assurance, Dive Technician and Kirby Morgan Helmet Technician courses. The first scheduled course is the ROV Auditing & Assurance course which will take place on September 13-15.
Laura Stewart, head of sales, Commercial Services, said: “We are delighted to partner with Fugro in Abu Dhabi with this venture. It supports our strategy to increase our visibility and footprint across the globe and to ultimately promote subsea and diver safety within the industry. We have reviewed a number of our courses in terms of the material and content and I am confident that we have industry authorities delivering the training in top class facilities regardless of the courses being run in the UK or abroad. Travelling to the UK to receive training can be very costly to individuals, operators and companies so it makes sense for us to take our products abroad.”
Delegates will have access to Fugro’s two 15-20 capacity training rooms, a computer training room and on site ROV and dive systems in order to carry the practical modules of courses.
Andrew McNeill, global talent development manager at Fugro, commented: “We are pleased to be supporting the NHC with this venture into the Middle East region. Our knowledge of the region, combined with expertise in ROV and diving operations, will play a significant role in improving the training and competence of personnel here.”
JFD, part of the James Fisher & Sons, was created in 2014 through the merger of James Fisher Defence and Divex. In 2015 JFD acquired the National Hyperbaric Centre.