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Damen announces Nigeria seminars

Damen announces Nigeria seminars

(Posted on 14/01/20)

Following the success of the Technical Seminars that it introduced in Nigeria in 2019, Damen Shipyards Group will this year hold another series of events. With the three-day long, intensive training events, Damen aims to provide its clients in the region with a better understanding of their vessels, with the goal, ultimately of optimising their efficiency of operations. However, the value of the seminars is clear and Damen now sees them as a potential vehicle for the transfer of skills and knowledge that could help develop the country’s own maritime and energy services industries.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide.

During 2019, alongside on-board familiarisation and basic maintenance training provided for almost all vessels delivered to Nigeria, Damen held three Technical Seminars in Nigeria. At each of the events, a Damen supplier was invited to present technical information and practical assignments to delegates regarding their contribution to Damen’s vessels.

Last year, Damen was supported in the delivery of the Training Seminars by Caterpillar, Alphatron and GEA Westfalia. Participants gained insights into their vessels that facilitated a greater level of trouble shooting and problem-solving and maintenance skills – optimising operation and minimising downtime and, therefore, the costs of operation.

This year, the Technical Seminars will feature Heinen and Hopman (17th-19th March), presenting on their ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. This seminar will be followed by further events with Caterpillar (23rd-25th June) and Alphatron (13th-15th October). The seminars will be held, as previously, at the Nestoil Training Centre in Port Harcourt, itself built by Damen.

A Damen representative said: “We have seen how successful these events have been in transmitting knowledge and skills and enabling participants to share their own insights. Participants can also raise their very specific questions and discuss detailed technical subjects directly with the suppliers. As a result of this, we are broadening our aims with the seminars we will deliver in the future. Going forward, we will use the seminars as a platform to facilitate knowledge and skills transfer to the vessel owners and operators in order to play our part in the development of sustainable Nigerian maritime services and oil & gas industries that will be of benefit to the country and region. As we have done in other areas in which we operate, Damen is seeking, in alignment with Nigeria’s own local content goals, to maximise Nigerian participation in its own marine services and energy industries.”

Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide.

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