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Tailored Training and Support Provided for JFD and Navy Testing

The Underwater Centre has successfully delivered two tailored training courses, as well as providing 19 days of operational support, to JFD and one of the world’s largest navies. JFD, part of James Fisher & Sons plc, and one of the world’s largest navies had a requirement for tailored training and submersible training support. The Underwater […]

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 […]

Bespoke ROV Training for Deep Sea Technology Scientists

The Underwater Centre has vast experience in subsea training, which includes specialist commercial diving and ROV training, designed to prepare and develop personnel for their new career. As a Training, Testing and Trials Centre, we also offer bespoke ROV training courses to a growing client base outside of traditional sectors such as Oil & Gas. […]

Bibby Offshore Train in Oxy-Arc Underwater Cutting Techniques

Bibby Offshore divers recently attended The Underwater Centre to prepare for upcoming decommissioning projects by completing a newly launched 5 day Oxy-Arc Underwater Cutting course.  Newly created and bespoke underwater cutting course In partnership with Bibby Offshore and ConocoPhillips, The Underwater Centre has developed an Oxy-Arc Underwater Cutting course designed to provide training in the […]

Commercial Diving and HSE: A Diving Operations Safety Partnership

We welcomed a visit from Health & Safety Executive representative Bill Elrick, to provide our staff and instructors with a safety overview and industry update from the regulator’s perspective.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulate and enforce health and safety legislation to prevent work-related death, injury or ill health throughout Great Britain. As part […]

Robotics Week 2017: How Robotics Could Transform the Oil & Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre held a Robotics Week in Aberdeen to connect industry, experts and stakeholders to explore and discuss the use of robotics offshore. Robotics Week, held between 30th October and 3rd November 2017, was focused on the use of robotics and technology offshore within the oil & gas industry, with workshops, […]

SIMOPS and Seismic Operations: Keeping Diver Safety a Priority

Diver safety is a constant priority for diving personnel, contractors, training establishments and regulators alike to ensure that operations are as safe as they can be and risk is minimised.  Our Dive Training Authority, Alf Leadbitter, who leads on diver safety at The Underwater Centre, sits as a member of the IMCA Diving SMTT (Diving […]

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 […]

Scottish Resident Course Funding Available – What Are Your Options?

You’ve made the decision to train; funding can help. Develop your existing skillset for career change, growth or to diversify.   *UPDATE: Half price Skills Development Scotland funding has been extended until 30th June 2018* The Underwater Centre offers a range of courses that can help you develop your subsea skillset as a Commercial Diver […]