Maersk Training to open Dubai facility
First Middle East facility will be at Dubai World Central
Maersk Training has announced its decision to set up its first facility in the Middle East at Dubai World Central (DWC).
The new Maersk Training centre will offer companies in the Middle East, Africa and Asia’s offshore industries – particularly the oil & gas and maritime sectors – a wide range of courses designed to develop regional talent and set new benchmarks in safety and operational performance.
Located at DWC’s Business Park, the facility will deploy a combination of classroom-based techniques and simulator-based instruction. The centre is scheduled to begin its first training session in Q3 of 2015.
“Our new centre at Dubai World Central is an important expansion for Maersk Training,” Claus Bihl, CEO, Maersk Training, said.
“It will help us tap into one of the most economically vibrant regions in the world and support our global and regional customers.
“We have invested significantly into making the DWC centre a world-class training facility. For instance, the facility will be equipped with a unique simulator environment – making it one of the few outside Denmark to have such a system.”
Within the last three years, Maersk Training has doubled its revenue and number of training centres, and now operates in ten maritime and offshore production hubs around the globe.
The company spends more than 100,000 man-days per year in training, using some of the most advanced training simulators in the world.