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Clyde Training Solutions invests six figure sum into renewables training centre



Offshore and maritime training provider Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) has opened a centre dedicated to the renewables industry.

Since its launch in 2016, CTS has become one of the Central Belt’s largest providers of marine, offshore and renewables safety training, with a deep water pool, fire training and heli-deck.

A six-figure investment in the new Glasgow facility is aimed at meeting expected demand for training in renewables and offshore industry skills.

CTS general manager Kris McDonald said: “We know that thousands of positions need to be filled across the industry, and regardless of whether it’s traditional or new energy companies that are involved in operations, people will need specific training and development.

“With more than 70 organisations having bid in the ScotWind leasing auction, we know the demand for this type of training will be there.

“That’s why this is not only an investment in the business, but an investment in the future of the energy industry in the UK.”

The new facilities include a multi-level structure with various types of ladders, hatches and fall arrest systems, as well as a simulated area to escape from height and a structure to simulate the typical components found in a wind turbine.

John Abate, CTS global head of training, added: “With experienced instructors who have worked in the oil and gas, wind and renewables sectors, we are ideally placed in terms of capabilities and location to make sure those who undergo our training are more than just compliant with the standards expected of them in their industry.”

The opening of the new facility in Clydebank comes after the company was awarded a three-year contract to provide Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation and Global Wind Organisation training to a new industry client.

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