Maersk Training, part of the Denmark-based Maersk Group and a provider of specialist training and learning courses in the energy and maritime sectors, has announced its decision to set up its first training facility in the Middle East at Dubai World Central (‘DWC’).
According to the press release, 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 enclave, 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.
Paolo Serra, Vice President of Business Park, Dubai World Central, said: “We are very happy to welcome Maersk Training to our master-planned community at DWC. Its establishment marks an important milestone in our journey towards the creation of a well-rounded ecosystem for global businesses looking to get closer to their customers and expand their operational footprint.”
Claus Bihl, CEO, Maersk Training, said: “Our new center at Dubai World Central is an important expansion for Maersk Training. 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 center 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.”
Vijay Rangachari, Regional Managing Director, Maersk Training, said: “Placing our UAE facility at Dubai World Central’s Business Park has been a natural choice for us. In addition to providing an optimal environment, we value proximity with the Al Maktoum International Airport, which helps us maximize our competitiveness and drive cost efficiency, not least for our clients across the region.”