Clyde Training Solutions opens renewables training centre

1st Nov 2021

Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) – a Northern Marine Group Company - has officially opened a training centre dedicated to the renewables industry.

The new facilities include a multilevel 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, which will provide tight spaces for casualty rescue training.

Since its launch in 2016, CTS has become a large provider of marine, offshore and renewables safety training, with a deep-water pool, HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training), fire training and helideck and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) basic safety already on offer to complement the new courses.
The new training centre is located within close proximity to CTS’s marine and offshore training centre in Clydebank, Glasgow.
Kris McDonald, General Manager, CTS said: “We know that thousands of positions in the renewables industry need to be filled, and regardless of whether it’s traditional or new energy companies that are involved in operations, people will need specific training and development.
“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 and further afield. The energy transition is in full swing, and with this new facility we will be able to help companies along their journey. Not only will we now be able to offer GWO approved “Basic Safety and Advanced Rescue Training for new and existing companies, but we now have the platform from which to further improve our offering with even more courses.”

John Abate, Global Head of Training, Northern Marine Group, added: “Our courses are suitable for those just starting out in the industry, as well as those who have previously worked offshore and are looking to retrain. Many energy companies are going through a transitional phase as their focus turns to renewables, which means their people need retraining.

“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.
“We are proud to provide ‘competency beyond compliance’ through all our courses and look forward to helping organisations not only reduce their costs but improve the quality of the training their people receive.
“This is an exciting time for CTS, and we look forward to growing our offering further with courses including GWO Enhanced First Aid, GWO Basic Technical Training and GWO Slinger Signaller coming soon.”

CTS utilised the services of sister company Tritec Marine to project manage, engineer and design both the climbing & abseiling tower and the Nacelle wind turbine training tower using state of the art 3d modelling systems.
Tritec Marine have a range of Naval architects, marine engineers and CAD personnel who provide services, including 3D modelling and design, to the marine, offshore and renewables sectors.
The opening of the new facility in Glasgow comes after Clyde Training Solutions was awarded a three-year contract to provide OPITO and GWO training to a new industry client.