C-MAR Group reopens global HQCompany News // February 27, 2013
C MAR Group, the leading marine and energy services business, has announced the official reopening of it global headquarters.
Located in Shad Thames, central London, the office is home to the company’s principal Dynamic Positioning (DP) Centre, the UK’s leading DP Training Institute.
During the last decade, C-MAR has pioneered DP training and emerged as one of the industry’s premier providers. The business estimates that it has instructed over 10,000 personnel globally since it began offering the service in 2000, more than 4,500 of whom have passed through its London offices. C-MAR has additional training centres in the strategic locations of Brazil, Mumbai and Singapore.
With the new facility, C-MAR will continue to offer the Nautical Institute accredited Basic and Advanced DP courses in expertly designed classrooms that have more space and up to date equipment.
C-MAR will also offer its bespoke DP Appreciation courses through the office, run by its industry leading DP Trainers. The classrooms have been designed to create the optimum learning space for the students to enjoy the courses.
Commenting on the announcement, Peter Aylott, Chief Operating Officer of C-MAR said: “This is a proud day for C-MAR and one that again reiterates the importance of London to our global operations.
"Over the past 20 years our business has built a reputation for the quality, value and consistency of the services that we offer, as well as the expertise and experience of our employees. The UK has been at the very heart of that.
“This is especially true in the field of Dynamic Positioning, where we are an industry leader. Having taught record numbers of students in the last two years, the opening of our new London facility will allow us to further improve the breadth and depth of training, cementing our position at the very forefront of an industry that continues to grow exponentially.”
Separately, C-MAR has also announced that it will be moving its office in Canada from Summerside, Prince Edward Island to St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on 1st March.
The relocation will enable the business to better exploit the growing number of offshore oil/ gas and mineral mining opportunities in the region, as it looks to scale up its activities on the East Coast of Canada.
Denis Mair, Regional Manager and President of C-MAR Canada, said: “Much of C-MAR Canada’s business in the past has been focused around serving the industry in the Gulf of Mexico and other international areas.
"Recently, with the upsurge in oil, gas and mining activities here in Canada, particularly in Newfoundland, it now makes far more sense for us to be located in the province.
“We’re very excited by the opportunities that exist on the East Coast of Canada, including the Hebron oilfield platform construction, Statoil’s significant oil discovery development and the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project as well as the continued exploration and production of oil and gas fields and minerals off the Grand Banks and Labrador.
"This move better positions us for those and other projects, while allowing us to continue with our Gulf of Mexico and other overseas international operations,” he concluded.