Oct 23

We are pleased to announce our first USA ROV Induction Course in Houston

We are pleased to announce our first USA Induction Course running in Houston from 1st to 10th December 2014.

MTCS Ltd specialise in providing ROV training and competence assurance services to the offshore industry on an international basis.

In addition to training personnel on behalf of the operating companies, we also provide introductory training to personnel wishing to gain employment in the industry. Working closely with the operating companies therefore allows us to introduce successful candidates to the industry on completion of the course.

MTCS Ltd is a fully accredited training centre and our courses meet the industry requirements as laid down by the trade association IMCA,

We include a blended learning program that begins with a 10 day induction course focusing on technical and operational concepts within the ROV industry.

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will also be registered in to the Certificate of Competence Scheme. At this stage guidance on job applications will be given. As part of the course a hydraulics training booklet in electronic format will also be issued this will support the blended learning program. This program also includes assessment and feedback on performance offshore and should typically take 12 – 18 months to achieve PTI status.

Potential candidates must have a comprehensive technical background in either electrical, electronics systems or mechanical, hydraulic systems, experience must focus on maintenance and first line fault finding.

If this is of interest to you please contact the sales team on +44 15394 40200 or by email: enquiries@mtcs.info

Oct 13

Subsea World News – EMAS AMC Bags $300 Mln Subsea Gig from Noble Energy

Subsea World News – “The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea tie-backs for the Big Bend, Dantzler and Gunflint field developments in the US Gulf of Mexico.

The project management, engineering and procurement are already well underway from EMAS AMC’s Houston office with fabrication of the 16 subsea structures, and stalking and spooling of over 160 miles (258 km) of line pipe, in progress at the recently upgraded EMAS Marine Spool Base facility in Ingleside, Texas.

Offshore execution is scheduled for 2015, utilising five EMAS AMC offshore construction vessels including the newbuild, ultra-high tension, deepwater reel lay and heavy lift vessel, the Lewek Constellation.

Following the successful completion of the Tamar project, I am particularly grateful for the continued trust and confidence that the Noble Energy team has shown in our people and our capabilities. It is a testament of our ability in delivering operational excellence and results,” said Mr Lionel Lee, Ezra’s Group CEO and Managing Director.

“With our flagship vessel Lewek Constellation, we are helming the future of the subsea industry, and with her in operation, we will continue to drive our growth as a premier global subsea tie-back contractor.”

http://subseaworldnews.com/2014/10/09/emas-amc-bags-300-mln-subsea-gig-from-noble-energy/

Oct 08

Carl Bates, ROV Induction Feedback.

“Yes I really enjoyed Dunoon, it was a good experience and some good real time experience. Richard is a good guy and very knowledgeable.  I would recommend the course to anyone who’s wants a career in the ROV industry. It’s a close as you can get to the real thing.  Some real time things went wrong and we had to adapt and make changes as a team

I just want to thank yourself and all the staff at MTCS for such a welcoming and professional experience”

Oct 06

High Voltage, Singapore 6th+7th December

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course focuses on the isolation of High Voltage equipment which is an essential requirement prior to maintenance work being carried out.  The equipment will be specific to client requirements and may include: ROV systems; subsea equipment; deck equipment; dive systems and equipment relating to hydro graphic survey.

The second day consists of a practical assessment on equipment specific to the candidate’s requirements.

 COURSE MODULES

Day One: High Voltage Safety Awareness

The first day of the course is classroom based giving a comprehensive introduction to HV theory, safe working practices, industry “best practice” procedures and global legislation.

Candidates are assessed by ‘open book’ examination.

Certification

Successful completion of day one of the course (or the theoretical elements of the distance learning programme) entitles the candidate to a certificate of “High Voltage Safety Awareness (Knowledge Assessment).

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by practical assessment.

Certification

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of “High Voltage Safe Working Practice (Practical and Knowledge Assessment)”, and successful candidates with suitable technical background and experience may be assessed for a certificate of “Competence in ROV Safe Working Practice” allowing them to work as an Authorised Isolating Authority.

If you are interested in the course please feel free to contact us on either +44 15394 40200 or enquiries@mtcs.info

 

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Oct 06

ROV Induction Course Singapore, 1st-12th December

COURSE OVERVIEW

The 11 day ROV induction course begins a 1 year blended learning program focusing on technical and operational concepts within the ROV industry. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be registered into the MTCS Competence Management Scheme.

At this stage we also offer guidance on job applications. The ongoing programme includes a combination of distance learning modules on safety and technical aspects relating to ROV systems. This includes assessment and feedback on performance offshore.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

It is imperative that all candidates have a suitable technical background to attend the course and secure a position in the industry once completed.

MTCS request a comprehensive and up to date CV from applicants and we will offer a fair appraisal of the candidate’s chances of securing work in the industry prior to them investing time and money on our course.

Candidates must therefore have at least 2 years experience in one of the following with an emphasis on first line fault finding and repair:

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Hydraulic/Mechanical Systems

 COURSE MODULES

The course includes:

  • Types of ROV systems used
  • Safety management systems
  • Basic seamanship
  • ROV operations
  • Basic piloting of an ROV system on a simulator
  • Technical system overview
  • Electrical and hydraulic principles
  • Electrical and hydraulic maintenance requirements
  • High Voltage Safety Awareness
  • Umbilical re termination including fibre optics
  • Underwater Tooling
  • CV (Resume) Clinic

If you are interested in the course please feel free to contact us on either +44 15394 40200 or enquiries@mtcs.info

Sep 25

My day at Capernwray Diving Centre with Gardline

Capernwray Diving centre is the location we use to train our candidates on our ROV, so I thought I would go down to take a look, take a few pictures and maybe even have a go myself!

It was very interesting to see them in action, operating the ROV on the stimulator and seeing exactly what was underwater, Capernwray diving centre have placed Planes,Boats,Cranes and much more underwater for the candidates to have a good look around with the ROV, it was also a great way to find out a bit more about the team. Once the guys had settled in it was then my go to control the ROV, a great experience for me.

Check out a few pictures I took of my day in Capernwray.

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Sep 23

Hydraulics Distance Learning

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In the offshore industry, Distance Learning provides a large number of unique answers to training and educating when otherwise the remote locations may make learning and tracking employees difficult

MTCS has been offering productive and well-respected solutions in this space for years but have recently ramped up the production of new core courses like HVSA, Hydraulics and Assessor Skills for the industry designing a new framework for offshore Distance Learning and Competence assessment uniquely for the needs of the worldwide offshore industry.

Check out our new Hydraulics Distance Learning Video…


If you are interested please feel free to contact us on either;
enquiries@mtcs.info or +44 15394 40200

Sep 09

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Jul 11

MTCS & KBA to bring ROV High Voltage courses to Aberdeen

Maritime Training & Competence Solutions (MTCS) say thoroughly assessed aptitude in High Voltage used on ROVs is essential among trainees – and even experienced personnel in the subsea field. In commercial ROVs the voltage can be in the area of 48volts and can go up to 1000, so correct use when carrying out repairs and maintenance is imperative.

 

With this in mind, MTCS and KB Associates Group of Companies (KBA), who already run courses in Singapore, will be jointly delivering Open Courses in High Voltage Safety at KBA’s facility in Altens, Aberdeen.

 

The ROV High Voltage course builds skills in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance, which will prepare a Pilot Technician to operate the ROV in a safe and skilful manner.

 

With training and competence playing a key role in today’s industry, the joint partnership has been a leading initiative that will establish new benchmarks within the ROV industries. Moreover, the synergy and passion for safety, training and competence by both organisations has certainly placed them in the frontier to continuously deliver a more comprehensive training solution to the subsea industry.

 

KBA provide an integrated professional specialist solution for consultancy and training that fosters safety excellence and quality in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry and onshore terminals construction industries.

 

Darren Brunton (CFIOSH), the Managing Director of KBA, brings a wide range of safety management expertise, hands-on experience of offshore operations, compliance and training deliverables in all the courses planned by both companies.

 

Darren commented: “The aim of the partnership is to raise safety awareness alongside with first-class training to the subsea industry, whereby the model has been extremely successful in Singapore and will be replicated in Aberdeen. In addition, KBA’s facility is strategically located in Altens, Aberdeen; offering MTCS a platform to bring its brands and training to the Scottish region.”

 

The Altens facility, houses dedicated equipment for assessing personnel in the critical Electrical Isolation procedures required, prior to any maintenance that will take place on ROV systems. This course is suitable for those who have completed the two-day course and MTCS & KBA can also assess delegates that have taken the distance learning option.

 

Gail Bartolf, Global Sales Coordinator for MTCS, said: “MTCS and KBA have a proven track record in delivering high-quality training together and our high voltage courses are the defacto standard for much of the ROV industry, reflecting both industry best practice and current legislation whilst satisfying IMCA R005.”

 

MTCS is a fully accredited assessment and training centre, whose head office is based in the Lake District and currently manage the largest independent assessment and certification programme for people involved in Subsea Operations such as ROV, Diving and Hydrographic Survey. Providing a full IMCA-aligned Competence Scheme Management service, MTCS ensure personnel are demonstrating competence in the offshore workplace.

 

Beside regular open schedules, companies also have the option of in-house bespoke programme, where they can focus on their own in-house equipment and procedures.

May 22

Nereus deep sea sub ‘implodes’ 10km-down

By Jonathan Amos
Science correspondent, BBC News

Nereus
At the time of its loss, Nereus was investigating the Kermadec Trench
The robotic vehicle Nereus went missing while exploring one of the ocean’s deepest spots: the Kermadec Trench, which lies north east of New Zealand.Surface debris was found, suggesting the vessel suffered a catastrophic implosion as a result of the immense pressures where it was operating some 10km (6.2 miles) down.

Nereus was a flagship ocean explorer for the US science community.

“Nereus helped us explore places we’ve never seen before and ask questions we never thought to ask,” said Timothy Shank, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), which managed the sub’s activities.

“It was a one-of-a-kind vehicle that even during its brief life brought us amazing insights into the unexplored deep ocean, addressing some of the most fundamental scientific problems of our time about life on Earth.”

The $8m (£4.7m) robot was built in 2008 and could operate in an autonomous mode or remotely controlled via a tether to a support ship to explore the Earth’s deepest oceanic trenches.

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