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Kawasaki Test New AUV Technology in Fort William: How Did We Support The Trial?

The Underwater Centre has successfully supported the delivery of a complex Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) testing project. This significant 15-day operational trial was planned for almost two years and involved the use of the Centre’s workshops, vessels, deep water test sites, ROVs and specialist support staff, amongst other assets, resulting in completion of the complex […]

Forth Ports Receive Vital Dive Operations Familiarisation

Ali MacLeod, Dive Training Manager at The Underwater Centre, recently delivered diving familiarisation training for Forth Ports Limited at their training base in Grangemouth. As a responsible client who frequently hire in diving contractors, Forth Ports requested training for personnel involved in diving projects. Complying with Diving at Work regulations This training is valuable to […]

RGU Nippon Foundation Students Gain Subsea Insight

The Underwater Centre hosted a group of 10 Japanese students in August 2017 as they attended our week-long Introduction to Subsea Operations course. The students spent a month at Robert Gordon University (RGU) as part of a development programme funded by Nippon Foundation Innovation Consortium.  Taken from an article originally published by Robert Gordon University on […]

Funding for Training: Transition Training Fund Offers Support to Oil and Gas Workers

Support for people in Scotland’s Oil & Gas sector to use their skills in new jobs can now be accessed online thanks to the launch of a dedicated website, according to Skills Development Scotland.  Read on to learn more about the funding for training still available, which can be used towards the cost of ROV […]

Language No Barrier to Learning at The Underwater Centre

Twelve experienced commercial divers from South Korea recently completed their HSE Experience and Competence Assessment (ECA) course at our Centre in Fort William – ‘nothing unusual about that’ you might say – except that this course was delivered entirely in the Korean language.  Our staff had all the course documentation – including dive plans, log […]