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ROV Training – a Student Case Study

Argentinian Lisandro Peralta completed his 7-week Premium ROV training course at The Underwater Centre in June 2017 and tells us how he intends to use this to break into a new ROV pilot career. “Always had an interest in electronics and new technologies” With a keen interest in electronics, computers and new technologies, Lisandro decided […]

Hydraulics Training: New Fluid Power Systems Course

The Underwater Centre in Fort William has introduced a new hydraulics course which will provide candidates from a wide range of industries with an introduction to fluid power systems. Fluid power systems are an essential component of many industrial applications in manual and automated plant found throughout the world. From agriculture, to marine engineering, to […]

Offshore Windfarm Product Testing Proves Successful

Tekmar Energy, which supplies cable protection systems (CPS) to the offshore windfarm industry, has successfully carried out a full-scale demonstration of its products with us at The Underwater Centre in Fort William. Key for future offshore windfarm projects The objective of the demonstration was to prove the ability to rapidly and reliably remove a CPS without […]

The Underwater Centre Pioneers Hands-on ROV Training for Apprentices with Bibby

Site provides conditions workers would experience offshore, without the big seas that bedevil the North Sea, by Jeremy Cresswell At a time when training is being put on the back burner and certainly reducing in scale at many companies, creative thinking between a leading subsea contractor and The Underwater Centre at Fort William has opened […]

Love of Deep Sea Exploration Provides Springboard to ROV Career

From a very young age Leighton Rolley had been interested in shipwrecks, underwater exploration and the technology which was being used to make this possible. It was this early enthusiasm that influenced Leighton’s choices at school and latterly his decision to study Computing Science at the University of Glamorgan.  As part of his BSc, he […]