PRESS RELEASEDEMAND FOR ROV PILOT TECHNICIANS GROWS
15 August 2012
Maritime Training and Competence Solutions (MTCS Ltd) claims the whole subsea industry is getting busier all the time, with companies investing and expanding - and one area in which this has been particularly noticeable is in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). As the demand for ROVs increases, so does the need for qualified ROV Pilot technicians.
Fuelled by the search for oil in ever deeper waters and utilising numerous strands of technology, the world of ROVs is breaking new ground to develop ever more sophisticated vehicles - meaning an increased need for pilot technicians. The global demand for ROVs was recently highlighted in a report from analysts, Douglas-Westwood, which revealed that expenditure on work class ROV operations had more than doubled since 2002. The energy analysts predict that by 2012, $1.458billion will have been spent in this sector.
MTCS Ltd an internationally recognised ROV training company, based in Windermere, UK, is all to familiar with the need for ROV training, as it prepares to put on extra courses to keep up with the demand. The ROV Induction course will run on Monday 26 November to Friday 7 December 2012 (weekend is free time). Courses will also be running on January 14 - 25, plus further dates throughout 2013.
MTCS Ltd is a fully accredited assessment and training centre, whose head office is based in the Lake District. They provide a spectrum of operational, technical and supervisory training to the offshore industry, both in the UK and abroad. With a new facility now open in Singapore, MTCS Ltd will be delivering various courses in Loyang in 2013 and further courses are planned in Aberdeen. The majority of their courses focus on ROVs as used in the oil & gas, nuclear and renewables.
Richard Warburton, Managing Director for MTCS commented:
"ROV pilots are in huge demand in the oil and gas industry and this is set to continue over the coming years. In recent months we've seen companies such as Canyon Offshore, CTC Marine, Subsea 7, Saipem and DOF Subsea all recruiting, plus agencies such as Advance Global Recruitment and EuroSearch have been putting out calls for ROV Pilot Technicians for their clients. In addition to these advertised posts, here at MTCS, we have been inundated with requests for student CVs - almost four times as many as we had for the same period last year. Estimates are that by the end of 2012 there will be almost 6000 subsea wells in operation, with vacancies in the Scottish sector of the North Sea, plus opportunities to work abroad, in Norway, the Middle East, Asia, South America, Africa, Australasia and China "