ClassNK has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maersk Training regarding training for offshore wind farm operators and education for alternative fuel ship crews.
ClassNK is a non-profitable non-governmental organization dedicated to ensure the safety of life and property at sea, and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment.
Maersk Training is an international industry leader in developing competencies and increasing skills. Maersk Training specializes in delivering training for the Oil and Gas, Renewables and Maritime industries, improving safety and operational performance for their clients.
With the signing of the MOU, the two parties will cooperate proactively towards enabling high-quality training which satisfies the international standards to be provided and thus a competent local labor force to be supplied to the growing offshore wind industry in Japan as well as in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
Based on its expertise and experience in ships’ survey and certification, ClassNK will work with Maersk Training to develop a set of guidelines including the safety of boat transfer, which is one of the most frequent HSE risks across the offshore wind sector. Furthermore, research will be carried out on seafarer training for ammonia-fueled vessels jointly. -OGN