New safety training centre opens at Vung TauTraining // January 16, 2009
In co-operation with local partners Mermaid Maritime Vietnam and Alternative Company, Falck Nutec has opened a new training centre in Vung Tau, the rapidly expanding petroleum hub of Vietnam.
“We are excited to get the opportunity to serve the oil and gas opera-tors in Vietnam with internationally recognised and high quality safety and rescue training in close cooperation with our local partners. With this development those engaged in the industry will no longer have to look outside the country for the critical and specialised safety training that is needed for the expanding sector,” said Wan Shukry, Regional Managing Director of Falck Nutec’s Far East Asian activities.
The new training centre will become the first training provider in Vietnam to be certified by OPITO, the widely recognised training standards and competence organisation.
The centre will be located next to the premises of Mermaid Maritime Vietnam and will offer a range of products and services to the offshore, marine and aviation industries.
“Our joint venture with Falck Nutec is a continuation of Mermaid’s four-year programme which focuses on developing a leading compre-hensive safety and service centre in Vung Tau. There is an excellent synergy between our companies’ activities and we look forward to an exciting future together,” said Joergen Lundbaek, Managing Direc-tor of Mermaid Maritime Vietnam.
The new training centre is expected to open foprmally in April 2009 and will be able to cater for up to 5,000 students annually.