- Ghanaian owned Rigworld has finally commissioned its new training center
- The center will offer a host of HSE, and operational training courses
- The commissioning ceremony was attended by several well known personalities
Former president Jerry John Rawlings, EIB CEO Bola Ray, and the CEO of the National Petroleum Commission attended the official commissioning of Rigworld's new, fully equipped training center in the Western Region.
The new training center, valued at approximately $8.5 million, is situated in Kejebril, Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana. Being the first of its kind in the West African Sub-region, the Rigworld Training Center is well equipped and boast advanced simulators to give trainees a better feel of what they may encounter out in the field.
The center will offer a variety of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) courses such as Basic Offshore Saffety Induction Emergency Training (BOSIET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS), among others.
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The training center will also offer courses such as Well Control and Intervention Training, Banksman and Slinger, and Forklift Training among a host of others.
According to the General Manager of Rigworld Training Center, Mr. Carlos Akyeampong, the initial idea to setup the center arose in 2016, and was inspired by the need to find a good solution to the issue of lack of proper expertise in the Oil and Gas Industry.
"The need to carry out jobs safely and competently within the oil and gas industry propelled the idea for an offshore training center. This is also in line with the regulators of the oil and gas sector, Petroleum Commission’s commitments to as much as possible ensure local content and participation within the industry." He said.
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