Stream Marine Training , the global maritime and industry leading courses provider, is delighted to announce it has been awarded certification to provide Global Wind Organisation Renewables Training.
The UK-based company’s training facility at Glasgow Airport will be the first in central Scotland to offer industry professionals all elements of the GWO course – Working at Height, Fire Awareness, Sea Survival, First Aid and Manual Handling – at one accessible site. Advanced Rescue Training and a course on new maritime fuels will be added soon.
SMT is the UK’s largest short-course maritime provider and has been at the forefront of maritime training since its inception in 2014, beginning with basic STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) courses. Since then, it has expanded to three sites and, recently, installed a GWO training tower for its working at height and advanced rescue training courses.
“Our investment, not just in GWO infrastructure but also experienced staff who have worked in renewables and done the job they are preparing others for, shows our commitment to supporting the sector and to remaining at the forefront of training,” said Martin White, Chief Executive of SMT.
“With infrastructure growth in renewable energy projects at an all-time high, we are investing heavily in our renewable course products, to support businesses in a world that’s shifting to more environmentally friendly alternative fuels.”
Mr White added that the GWO accreditation showcases SMT’s training credentials, with the company using leading industry figures to train representatives from several flag states, along with shipping company staff and management, to the highest standards.
Colin McMurray, Group Managing Director of SMT, said: “We are delighted to announce yet another addition to the growing portfolio of high-quality courses. This year has allowed us to meet several key milestones within the strategy and there will be further announcements in the coming months on the next stage of our portfolio expansion.”
Mr McMurray also highlighted SMT’s international partnerships, which includes running a five-day Basic Safety Training course with University of Gibraltar, when discussing the company’s latest developments.
“It’s been an exciting time working with colleges and universities overseas,” he said. “We have attracted further interest and hope to agree several more collaborations in 2021.”